25:2 Ammonites. The Ammonites were descended from Lot (Genesis 19:38), and so were related to Israel. Nevertheless, they were inveterate enemies of Israel, as well as idolatrous and immoral. However, they were very prosperous, living in the region east of the Jordan, and boasting many strong and prosperous cities. This is the region now known as Trans-Jordan, or simply Jordan. Its ancient capital was Rabbah, meaning “City of Waters.” It continued as a prosperous country until well into the Christian era.