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Rabbah

Excavations by J. B. Hennessy revealed a Late-Bronze (1550-1200 b.c.) temple. Remains exist from the Roman period on the citadel above Philadelphia (the name of the city in the Roman times) and in the city below. These include a beautifully preserved, six-thousand-seat theater, a smaller odeum (music hall), and a nymphaeum. These all date to the second century a.d. The principal remains are on Citadel Hill, which contained all the public buildings, temples, churches, etc. RABBAH răb’ ə (רַבָּֽה, great or populous). Rabbah is, literally, the great city, i.e. the capital. Geography. The complete name is Rabbath of the Children of Ammon (Deut 3:11; Ezek 21:20). The modern name of this OT city is Amman, the capital of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan. It is built upon the ruins of the Biblical city. Rabbah seems to be the only Ammonite city which is mentioned by name in the Bible. It is located about twenty-two m. E of the [[Jordan River]] and lies at the headwaters of the Wadi Amma