Heshbon (hĕsh´bŏn, khĕshbōn´), ancient city, E of the Jordan. It was an Amorite capital, located at the crossroads of the east-west road to Jericho and the north-south road paralleling the Jordan. In the Bible it was first allotted to Reuben, later to Gad.
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