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The origin of the name Dibon is Hebrew
This is how Dibon is written in Hebrew:This is how it is pronounced
דִּיבֹון dee-bome’
The biblical meaning of the name Dibon is:
According to:Meaning:
Strong “wasting”
Gesenius ”pining”
Hitchcock “abundance of knowledge”

In The Bible:
Dibon was

1. A city in Moab

2. A city of the tribe of Judah

The name Dibon appears in the bible in the following verses:

Numbers 21:30 KJV
“We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba.”

Numbers 32:3 KJV
“Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon,”

Numbers 32:34 KJV
“And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,”

Joshua 13:9 KJV
“From Aroer, that is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain of Medeba unto Dibon;”

Joshua 13:17 KJV
“Heshbon, and all her cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamothbaal, and Bethbaalmeon,”

Nehemiah 11:25 KJV
“And for the villages, with their fields, some of the children of Judah dwelt at Kirjatharba, and in the villages thereof, and at Dibon, and in the villages thereof, and at Jekabzeel, and in the villages thereof,”

Isaiah 15:2 KJV
“He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.”

Jeremiah 48:18 KJV
“Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds.”

Jeremiah 48:22 KJV
“And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Bethdiblathaim,”