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Aroer is a town on the north bank of the River Arnon to the west of the Dead Sea. The Jordan River flowing into the Dead Sea The Dead Sea (Arabic البحر الميت,Hebrew ים המלח) is the lowest point on the Earths surface. ...

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Aroer - Walking in Their Sandals - location profile (404 words)
The city of Aroer was located on the northern bank of the Arnon River, overlooking the deep gorge through which it flows into the Dead Sea, fifteen miles to the west.
The city of Aroer and the valley of Arnon marked the southern limit of the territory taken by the Israelites (Deut 2:36; 3:8, 12, 16; 4:48).
The prophets, Isaiah and Jeremiah, pronounced the Lord’s judgment on Aroer, predicting its destruction because of the wickedness of its Moabite inhabitants (Isa 17:2; Jer 48:18-20).
The Shelby White - Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications (487 words)
Tel ‘Aroer is located on the banks of the ‘Aroer stream in the southernmost part of the Beersheba-Arad Valley, about 22 km southeast of modern Beersheba (map reference 1479.0623).
The importance of ‘Aroer derives from its strategic location, on the trade route that ran from South Arabia through Edom, the `Arava, the Beersheba Valley, the western Negev, and on to the coast.
On the one hand ‘Aroer was a desert town, probably accommodating desert natives adapting to conditions of aridity and distance from centers of population.
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