when the children of Ammon saw that they had made themselves odious to
David, Hanun and the children of Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver
to hire them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syriamaachah,
and out of Zobah.
||6 - Chariots
Hiring troups was common paractice. The king of Syria was happy to provide
them hoping that Israel would be stopped or removed. 2ki0706,
So they hired thirty and two thousand chariots, and the king of Maachah
and his people; who came and pitched before Medeba. And the children of
Ammon gathered themselves together from their cities, and came to battle.
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"A town east of the Jordan in the tribe of Reuben [east of the Dead Sea],
13:9,16. See map.
Near it the army of David gained a great victory .... Long afterwards,
it fell again into the hands of the Moabites its ancient masters, Nu
21:30; Isa 15:2.
Its ruins, on rising ground a few miles southeast of Heshbon, still retain
the old name." (ATS Dict.)