Ammon

Synonyms:
a-MMON, עַמּוֹן
Ammon (Wikipedia)
Kingdom of Ammon

c. 10th century – 332 BC
Ammon and its neighbors, around 830 BC[citation needed]
Ammon and its neighbors, around 830 BC[citation needed]
StatusKingdom
CapitalRabbath Ammon (Amman)1
Common languagesAmmonite, Moabite
Religion
Milkomite
GovernmentMonarchy
• Around 1000 BC
Hanun
• 740–720 BC
Sanipu
• 680–640 BC
Amminadab I
Historical eraIron Age
• Kingdom of Ammon flourishes
10th century BC
• Battle of Qarqar against the Assyrians
853 BC
• Invasion by Alexander the Great
332 BC
• Rabbath Ammon renamed to Philadelphia
248–282 BC
Preceded by
Arameans
Today part of Jordan
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An Ammonite watch tower at Rujm Al-Malfouf in Amman
Qasr Al Adb was built by the governor of Ammon in 200 BC
David punishing the Ammonites, by Gustave Doré

Ammon (Hebrew: עַמּוֹן, Modern: Ammon, Tiberian: ʻAmmôn; Arabic: عمّون‎, translit. ʻAmmūn) was an ancient Semitic-speaking nation occupying the east of the Jordan River, between the torrent valleys of Arnon and Jabbok, in present-day Jordan. The chief city of the country was Rabbah or Rabbath Ammon, site of the modern city of Amman, Jordan's capital. Milcom and Molech (who may be one and the same) are named in the Hebrew Bible as the gods of Ammon. The people of this kingdom are called "Children of Ammon" or "Ammonites".

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