A city in the north of Moab which changed hands several times; captured by the Israelites, it was occupied by the tribe Reuben (Num. 32:37) but later by Levites (Josh. 21:1–3, 39). It returned to the Moabites in the 9th cent. BCE (Isa. 15:4); known as Esbus in the NT era.

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