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Arnon

Meaning: Swift

the southern boundary of the territory of Israel beyond Jordan, separating it from the land of Moab (Deut. 3:8, 16)

This river (referred to twenty-four times in the Bible) rises in the mountains of Gilead, and after a circuitous course of about 80 miles through a deep ravine it falls into the Dead Sea nearly opposite Engedi. The stream is almost dry in summer. It is now called el-Mujeb.

The territory of the Amorites extended from the Arnon to the Jabbok.