former country

Ammon is an ancient country in the Middle East. It was situated in northwestern Jordan and lay east of the Kingdom of Israel.

The region around 830 BC. Ammon is shown in orange

It is mentioned in the Bible and there often called the Kingdom of Ammon.

Rabbath Ammon - present-day Amman - was its capital.

According to the Biblical Book of Genesis Ammon is a grandson of Lot, the nephew of Abraham (the other grandson is Moab; the Kingdom of Moab lay south of Ammon).

The Ammonites often fought with the Israelites.