Several places of this name occur in Scripture: one in the tribe of Judah, 1Ch 2:54; one or two in Ephraim, Jos 16:2,5,7; 18:13; and one or two in Gad, Nu 32:3,34-35. Robinson found traces of one of those in Ephraim, on a high hill about six miles north by west from Bethel.
(1.) A city east of Jordan, not far from Gilead (Nu 32:3).
(3.) "Ataroth, the house of Joab" (1Ch 2:54), a town of Judah inhabited by the descendants of Caleb.
2. A place on the boundary of Ephraim and Manasseh (Jos 16:2,5,7); possibly the same as ATAROTH ADDAR, on the W. border of Benjamin, "near the hill that lieth on the S. side of the nether Bethheron" (Jos 18:13).
3. ATAROTH THE HOUSE OF JOAB (1Ch 2:54), or "Crowns the house of Joab," a town in Judah.
1. One of the towns in the "land of Jazer and land of Gilead,"
east of the Jordan, taken and built by the tribe of Gad.
2. A place on the (south?) boundary of Ephraim and Manasseh.
It is impossible to say whether Ataroth is or is not the same place as
3. ATAROTH-ADAR, or -ADDAR, on the west border of Benjamin, "near the 'mountain' that is on the south side of the nether Beth-horon."
Perhaps the modern Atara, six miles northeast of Bethel.
4. "ATAROTH, THE HOUSE OF JOAB," a place(?) occurring in the list of the descendants of Judah.