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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ON (PERSON) [Heb ʾon (אָן)]. The son of Peleth, a Reubenite, who participated in a rebellion against Moses along with Korah, Dathan, and Abiram (Num 16:1). There is some question concerning the reliability of this information since this is the only occurrence of the name On. In the account of the rebellion,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
On (Egyptian, “city of the pillar”).1 An ancient city and religious center in northern Egypt whose ruins (modern Tell Hisn and Matariyeh) are located in the suburbs of modern Cairo, seven miles northeast of the center of the city. On, called in Greek Heliopolis (“city of the sun”), was Egypt’s center
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Part of the unfinished palace of Omri, which he started at Tirzah before moving to Samaria. HFVON1. The son of Peleth, who joined the rebellion of Korah against Moses (Num 16:1).2. The Egyptian city of On, known to the Greeks as Heliopolis. It was located at the present site of Matariyeh, a suburb
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ON. 1. A venerable city, Egyp. ’Iwnw (‘city of the pillar’), Gk. Heliopolis, now represented by scattered or buried remains at Tell Ḥiṣn and Maṭariyeh, 16 km NE of Cairo. From antiquity it was the great centre of Egyp. sun-worship, where the solar deities Rē‘ and Atum were especially honoured, and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
On, the son of Peleth, and one of the chiefs of the tribe of Reuben, who took part with Korah, Dathan, and Abiram in their revolt against Moses. Num. 16:1. (b.c. 1491.) His name does not again appear in the narrative of the conspiracy, nor is he alluded to when reference is made to the final catastrophe.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ON (on; “strength”).1. The son of Peleth and one of the leaders of the tribe of Reuben who took part with Korah, Dathan, and Abiram in their revolt against Moses (Num. 16:1). His name does not appear in the narrative of the conspiracy; neither is he alluded to when reference is made to the final catastrophe.