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Ar meaning

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🔼The name Ar in the Bible

The name Ar (or more complete: ער־מואב; Ar of Moab — see Numbers 21:28) was a city on the southern shore of the river Arnon (Numbers 21:15). When YHWH delivers His famous "do not harass Moab" sermon, He declares that He gave Ar to the sons of Lot (which would be the Ammonites and the Moabites — Deuteronomy 2:9). Much later, the prophet Isaiah declares his blood curdling prophecies against Moab, and foretells its utter destruction, along with Kir of Moab (Isaiah 15:1).

🔼Etymology of the name Ar

The name Ar probably comes from the word עיר ('ir) meaning city:

🔼Ar meaning

For a meaning of the name Ar, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read City.

BDB Theological Dictionary offers: "usually interpreted as capital city (ער = עיר)"

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