Inhabitants of land east of the River Jordan (= modern state of Jordan, whose capital is Amman): there was intermittent warfare between Israel and Ammon with oscillating fortunes. In spite of victories by Saul (1 Sam. 11) and David (2 Sam. 12) the Ammonites survived, and enjoyed a prosperous century (the 7th BCE), protected by the Assyrians.

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  • Ammonites — • A race closely allied to the Hebrews Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ammonites     Ammonites     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ammonites — peuple sémite issu d Ammon, selon la Bible. Installés sur la r. dr. du Jourdain (XIVe s. av. J. C.), ils furent soumis par les Hébreux au VIIIe s. av. J. C …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ammonites — ˌaməˈnīd.ēz noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from ammonites ammonite 1. in former classifications : a genus of ammonites 2. : a group of ammonites comprising forms known only from fragments too imperfect to allow accurate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ammonites — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ammonite. Les Ammonites sont un peuple de la Bible. Ils sont un peuple de fils de Loth. Ils habitaient à l est de la demi tribu orientale de Manassé, et avaient pour capitale Rabbath Ammon (Amman). Ils furent… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ammonites — {{#}}{{LM A41634}}{{〓}} {{[}}ammonites{{]}} ‹a·mmo·ni·tes› {{◆}}(pl. ammonites){{◇}} {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} → {{↑}}amonites{{↓}} …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • ammonites — ► masculino PALEONTOLOGÍA Cefalópodo con caparazón externo arrollado en espiral y tabicado. Existió en el período Jurásico …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • AMMONITES —    1) a Semitic race living E. of the Jordan; at continual feud with the Jews, and a continual trouble to them, till subdued by Judas Maccabæus.    2) a genus of fossil shells curved into a spiral form like the ram horn on the head of the image… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • ammonites — n. a chambered and coiled ammonoid (an extinct mollusk) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ammonites — am·mo·ni·tes …   English syllables

  • Ammonites — /ˈæmənaɪts/ (say amuhnuyts) plural noun a biblical semi nomadic Semitic people living east of the Jordan …   Australian English dictionary

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