, LXX.; Ἀδραά
, Euseb.), a town of the half tribe of Manasseh, beyond Jordan, mentioned; with Ashtaroth (Josh.
13.31) as a city of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. Eusebius places it 20 miles from Bozra. (Onomast. s. v. Ἀσαρώθ.
) The Arabian geographers mention a, village under the name. of Edhra
in the Hauran,
which has been identified with Edrei, by Dr. Robinson. (Bib. Res.
vol. iii. Append. p. 155.) Burckhardt had supposed it to be represented by Ed-Doad,
a village between Daal
to the east of the Hadj
road, between [p. 1.808]Bussrah
The site of Edhra
is not so accurately defined, but Dr. Robinson says, “it is nearer to Busrah
than is Deraa,
according to my information.”