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In Bible versions:

Dibon-gad: NET NASB
Dibon-Gad: AVS TEV
Dibon Gad: NIV
Dibon-gad.: NRSV
a town in Moab near where Israel encamped
a town in the Negeb of southeastern Judah
a place in Moab where Israel encamped
a town in the Negeb of south-eastern Judah

abundance of knowledge
great understanding; abundance of sons
where it is red
NETBible Maps: Map11 C1 ; Map8 B3 ; OT2 D7 ; OT4 D7 ; OT5 D7
Google Maps: Dibon (1) (31° 29´, 35° 46´); Dibon (2) (31° 11´, 34° 58´); Dimonah (31° 11´, 34° 58´)


Strongs #01775: Nwmyd Diymown

Dimon = "river bed" or "silence"

1) a town in Moab

1775 Diymown dee-mone'

perhaps for 1769; Dimon, a place in Palestine:-Dimon.
see HEBREW for 01769

Strongs #01769: Nwbyd Diybown or (shortened) Nbyd Diybon

Dibon = "wasting"

1) a town in Moab on the east side of the Jordan which was taken over
by the Israelites and rebuilt by the children of Gad
2) a place in south Judah reinhabited by the men of Judah after the
return from captivity

1769 Diybown dee-bome'

or (shortened) Diybon {dee-bone'}; from 1727; pining:-Dibon,
the name of three places in Palestine:-Dibon. (Also, with
1410 added, Dibon-gad.)
see HEBREW for 01727
see HEBREW for 01410

Strongs #01776: hnwmyd Diymownah

Dimonah = "river bed" or "silence"

1) a town in the south Judah

1776 Diymownah dee-mo-naw'

feminine of 1775; Dimonah, a place in Palestine:-Dimonah.
see HEBREW for 01775

Dibon [EBD]

pining; wasting. (1.) A city in Moab (Num. 21:30); called also Dibon-gad (33:45), because it was built by Gad and Dimon (Isa. 15:9). It has been identified with the modern Diban, about 3 miles north of the Arnon and 12 miles east of the Dead Sea. (See Moabite Stone.)

(2.) A city of the tribe of Judah, inhabited after the Captivity (Neh. 11:25); called also Dimonah (Josh. 15:22). It is probably the modern ed-Dheib.

Dibon [NAVE]

1. Called also Dibon-gad and Dimon. A city on the northern banks of the Arnon, Num. 21:30.
Israelites encamp at, Num. 33:45.
Allotted to Gad and Reuben, Num. 32:3, 34; Josh. 13:9, 17.
Taken by Moab, Isa. 15:2, 9; Jer. 48:18, 22.
2. A city in the tribe of Judah, Neh. 11:25; probably identical with Dimonah, Josh. 15:22.

Dimon [NAVE]

See: Dibon, 1.

Dimonah [NAVE]

See: Dibon, 2.


  1. A town on the east side of Jordan, in the rich pastoral country, which was taken possession of and rebuilt by the children of Gad. (Numbers 32:3,34) From this circumstance it possibly received the name of DIBON-GAD. (Numbers 33:45,46) Its first mention is in (Numbers 21:30) and from this it appears to have belonged originally to the Moabites. We find Dibon counted to Reuben in the lists of Joshua. (Joshua 13:9,17) In the time of Isaiah and Jeremiah, however, it was again in possession of Moab. (Isaiah 15:2; Jeremiah 48:18,22) comp. Jere 48:24 In modern times the name Dhiban has been discovered as attached to extensive ruins on the Roman road, about three miles north of the Arnon (Wady Modjeb).
  2. One of the towns which were reinhabited by the men of Judah after the return from captivity, (Nehemiah 11:25) identical with DIMONAH.


(river bed), The waters of, some streams on the east of the Dead Sea, in the land of Moab, against which Isaiah uttered denunciation. (Isaiah 15:9) Gesenius conjectures that the two names Dimon and Dibon are the same.


a city in the south of Judah, (Joshua 15:22) perhaps the same as DIBON in (Nehemiah 11:25)


DIBON; DIBON-GAD - di'-bon (dibhon, "washing"; Daibon):

(1) A city of Moab captured by the Amorites (Nu 21:30), and held by them at the invasion by Israel. It was taken and given to the tribe of Gad, whence it is called Dibon-gad (Nu 32:34; 33:45). In Josh 13:17 it is reckoned to Reuben. Along with other cities in the territory North of the Arnon, Dibon changed hands several times between Moab and Israel. Mesha claims it (MS), and in Jer 48:18,22 it is named among the cities of Moab. The form of the name, Dimon, in Isa 15:9, may have been given to make it resemble the Hebrew dam, "blood," to support the play upon words in the verse (HDB, under the word). It is represented by the modern Dhiban, about 4 miles North of Aroer (`Ara`ir), on the line of the old Roman road. The ruins that spread over two adjacent knolls are of no importance: walls, a tower, cistern, etc. Near Dibon the famous Moabite Stone was found.

(2) A town in Judah, occupied after the exile (Neh 11:25). It may be the same as Dimonah (Josh 15:22); unidentified.

W. Ewing


DIMON; DIMONAH - di'-mon, di-mo'-na.


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