Heshbon @ intelligence, a city ruled over by Sihon, king of the Amorites Joshua:3:10Joshua:13:17). It was taken by Moses Numbers:21:23-26), and became afterwards a Levitical city Joshua:21:39) in the tribe of Reuben Numbers:32:37). After the Exile it was taken possession of by the Moabites Isaiah:15:4; Jeremiah:48:2-34, 45). The ruins of this town are still seen about 20 miles east of Jordan from the north end of the Dead Sea. There are reservoirs in this district, which are probably the "fishpools" referred to in Cant. 7:4.