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Rabbah (răb'bah), greatness. The chief city and capital of the Ammonites. Joshua 13:25. Its full name is "Rabbath of the children of Ammon." Deuteronomy 3:11 A. V. It is also called "Rabbath of the Ammonites." Ezekiel 21:20 A. V. Greek and Roman writers call it "Philadelphia," a name given by Ptolemy Philadelphus, by whom it was rebuilt. Its modern name is Amman. Rabbath was situated on the upper Jabbok, about 22 miles east of the Jordan.

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

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