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Amman(Encyclopedia)Amman ämän´ [key], city (1997 est. pop. 1,415,000), capital of Jordan, N central Jordan, on the Jabbok (Wadi Zerka) River. Jordan's largest city and industrial and commercial heart, it is also a tr...
Rabbah(Encyclopedia)Rabbah or Rabbath: see Amman, Jordan.
Jogbehah(Encyclopedia)Jogbehah jg´bhä [key], in the Bible, town, E of the Jordan River, NW of Amman (Jordan).
Zarqa(Encyclopedia)Zarqa or Zerkaboth: zär´kä [key], in the Bible, river, 80 mi (129 km) long, rising in the hills W of Amman, N Jordan, and flowing generally north, then west, to the Jordan River; it is the ancient ...
Philadelphia(Encyclopedia)Philadelphia, name of several ancient cities. One was in Lydia, W Asia Minor (now W Turkey). At the foot of Mt. Tmolus and near the location of modern Alaehir, it was founded in the 2d cent. BC by A...
Ammon(Encyclopedia)Ammon m´n [key], in the Bible, people living E of the Dead Sea. Their capital was Rabbath-Ammon, the present-day Amman (Jordan). Their god was Milcom, to whom Solomon built an altar. A Semitic pe...
Abdullah II(Encyclopedia)Abdullah IIäbdool´lä, 1962–, king of Jordan (1999–), b. Amman, educated at Sandhurst and Oxford in England and Georgetown Univ., Washington, D.C. He joined (1984) the Jordanian military, rose...
Falluja, Al(Encyclopedia)Falluja, Al äl fäloo´j [key], town (2004 est. pop 300,000), Anbar prov., central Iraq, on the Euphrates. A strategic city 35 mi (56 km) W of Baghdad, Falluja is sited where a highway linking Ba...
Gerasa(Encyclopedia)Gerasa jr´s [key], Gerash, or Jerashboth: j´räsh, jräsh´ [key], ancient city of the Decapolis, 22 mi (35 km) N of Amman, in present-day Jordan. According to Josephus it was captured (83...
Husayn ibn Ali(Encyclopedia)Husayn ibn Ali ´bn ä´l [key], 1856–1931, Arab political and religious leader. In 1908 he succeeded as grand sherif of Mecca and thus became ruler of the Hejaz under the Ottoman Empire. In W...
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