When the Jews settled the promised land, Reuben, Gad and half of the half-tribe of Manasseh decided to settle east of the Jordan river. Reuben settled in southern Ammon and northern Moab.
The city of Dibon changed hands many times, destroyed and rebuilt.
The fort of Macherus is no more. It was here, according to Josephus that John the Baptist was beheaded.