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Ashtaroth


"A city of Bashan, in the kingdom of Og (Deut. 1:4; Josh. 12:4;" 13:12; 9:10). It was in the half-tribe of Manasseh (Josh. "13:12), and as a Levitical city was given to the Gershonites (1" "Chr. 6:71). Uzzia, one of David's valiant men (1 Chr. 11:44), is" "named as of this city. It is identified with Tell Ashterah, in" "the Hauran, and is noticed on monuments B.C. 1700-1500. The name" "Beesh-terah (Josh. 21:27) is a contraction for Beth-eshterah," "i.e., "the house of Ashtaroth."


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Definition of Ashtaroth:
"Ashtoreth, flocks; sheep; riches"