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Arnon (är'non), noisy. A stream running into the Dead Sea from the east, and which divided Moab from the Amorites. Numbers 21:13; Judges 11:8. The Arnon is about 60 miles long, 90 feet wide, and from four to ten feet deep at its mouth; full in winter, but nearly dry in summer; had several fords, Isaiah 16:2, and "high places," Numbers 21:28; is referred to 24 times in the Bible. The reference to "high places" in Isaiah 15:2, some Jewish scholars regard as the name of a place and read, "Beth-bamoth and Dibon are gone up to weep." Its modern name is el-Mojib. It runs through a deep ravine with precipitous limestone cliffs on either side, in some places over 2000 feet high. Ruins of forts, bridges, and buildings abound on its banks, and fish in its waters.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Arnon'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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