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Ataroth

Meaning: crowns

The name of three different biblical cities:

  1. A city east of Jordan, not far from Gilead (Num. 32:3).

  2. A town on the border of Ephraim and Benjamin (Josh. 16:2, 7), called also Ataroth-adar (16:5). Now ed-Da'rieh.

  3. “Ataroth, the house of Joab” (1 Chr. 2:54), a town of Judah inhabited by the descendants of Caleb.