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Almon Diblathaim

ALMON DIBLATHAIM (ăl'mŏn dĭb-la-thā'ĭm, Heb. ‘almōn divlāthayim, Almon of two cakes of figs). One of the last stops of the Israelites on their journey from Egypt to the Jordan. Lying between Dibon-Gad and the mountains of Abarim (Num.33.46-Num.33.47), it is probably the same as Beth Diblathaim of Moab (Jer.48.22), which King Mesha boasts in the famous Moabite stone as “built” by him.


ALMON-DIBLATHAIM ăl’ mən dĭb’ lə thā əm (עַלְמֹ֣ן דִּבְלָתָ֑יְמָה, Almon of the double cake of figs). A stopping place in the wilderness journeys of the Israelites (Num 33:46, 47) in Moab. Probably the same as Beth-diblathaim (Jer 48:22); exact location unknown.

Bibliography

E. G. Kraeling, Rand McNally Bible Atlas (1956), 124.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A station in the wilderness journeyings of the Israelites, located in Moab between Diban-gad and the mountains of Abarim (Nu 33:46,47). It was near the end of the forty years’ wanderings. The name was probably given because the location was like two lumps of pressed figs. In both occurrences the word has the accusative ending of direction, and should properly be read: "Almon toward Diblathaim." It was probably the same place as Beth-diblathaim of Jer 48:22, mentioned in the prophet’s oracle against Moab.