Ammon

Synonyms:
a-MMON, עַמּוֹן
Ammon (Wikipedia)
For other uses, see Ammon (disambiguation).

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Kingdom of Ammon
Kingdom
c. 10th century – 332 BC
Ammon and its neighbors, around 830 BC[citation needed]
Capital Rabbath Ammon (Amman)1
Languages Ammonite, Moabite
Religion Milkomite
Government Monarchy
King
 •  Around 1000 BC Hanun
 •  740–720 BC Sanipu
 •  680–640 BC Amminadab I
Historical era Iron 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
An Ammonite watch tower at Rujm Al-Malfouf in Amman
Qasr Al Adb was built by the governor of Ammon in 200 BC

Ammon (Hebrew: עַמּוֹן, Modern Ammon, Tiberian ʻAmmôn; "People"; Arabic: عمّون‎, translit. ʻAmmūn‎) was an Iron Age 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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