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Adummim
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A pass from the Jordan Valley near Jericho to the Judah hill country. Traditional location of the Good Samaritan parable. The name is derived from a Hebrew root meaning “red,” and may refer from the red color of the rocks in the area. “The ascent of Adummim” is one of the numerous landmarks mentioned in defining the border between the territories of Benjamin and Judah (Joshua 15:7; 18:17).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adummim
Adummim (אֲדֻמִּים‎, adummim). A pass from the Jordan Valley near Jericho to the Judah hill country. Traditional location of the Good Samaritan parable. The name is derived from a Hebrew root meaning “red,” and may refer from the red color of the rocks in the area. “The ascent of Adummim” is one of the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Adummim (Place)
ADUMMIM (PLACE) [Heb ʾădummı̂m (אֲדֻמִּים)]. After the conquest described in Joshua 6–12, Joshua divided the land by lot among the tribes of Israel. Joshua 15 describes the lot which fell to the tribe of Judah and gives a description of the boundaries of Judah. The N boundary (v 5) ran from the mouth
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Adummim
Adummim. Pass extending from the hill country into the Jordan Valley, which formed part of Judah’s northern border (Jos 15:7). It is a reference point establishing the location of Geliloth on Benjamin’s southern border (Jos 18:17). The road from Jerusalem to Jericho ran through this mountain pass. The
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adummim
Adummim ə-dumʹim, ASCENT OF [Heb. ma‘alēh’aḏummîm]. One of the landmarks defining the northern boundary of Judah westward from the mouth of the Jordan to Jerusalem, and the southern boundary of Benjamin eastward from Jerusalem to the mouth of the Jordan (Josh. 15:7; 18:7). The location is identified
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Adummim
ADUMMIM Pass extending from the hill country into the Jordan Valley, which formed part of Judah’s northern border (Jos 15:7). It is a reference point establishing the location of Geliloth on Benjamin’s southern border (Jos 18:17). The road from Jerusalem to Jericho ran through this mountain pass. The
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Adummim
Adummim (uh-duhm´im), a name referring to both a pass (Josh. 18:17) and an area used to distinguish the border between the tribal inheritance of Benjamin and that of Judah (Josh. 15:7). Following that border constituted the shortest way to go down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and then on to Transjordan.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Adummim
ADUMMIM. The pass through red marl hills with the modern Arabic name of Tal’at ed-Damm (“ascent of blood”) is thought to be the ancient Adummim. The Scriptures indicate it is on the general line between Jericho and Jerusalem (Josh 15:17; 18:17). It may be the setting for Jesus’ story of the good Samaritan
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Adummim
ADUMMIM. A steep pass on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin (Jos. 15:7; 18:17) on the road from Jericho to Jerusalem. Traditionally the scene of the Good Samaritan story (Lk. 10:34), it is known today as Tal‘at ed-Damm (‘ascent of blood’), probably from the red marl of the soil, though Jerome attributed
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Adummim
Adummim (Heb. ʾăḏummɩ̂m)A mountain pass (NRSV “ascent”) on the northern boundary of Judah (Josh. 15:7) and southern boundary of Benjamin (18:17). The modern name, Talʿat ed-Damm (“the ascent of blood”), refers to the red limestone rock at the site (Heb. “red rocks”). The pass is near Khan el-AFma,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Adummim
Adummim [ə dŭmˊĭm] (Heb. ˒aḏummîm “red rocks”). A mountain pass (so NIV; RSV, JB “ascent”; KJV “going up”) on the northern boundary of Judah (Josh. 15:7) and southern boundary of Benjamin (18:17). The modern name, Arab. Tal˓at ed-Damm “the ascent of blood,” similarly refers to the red
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Adummim
ADUMMIM A mountain ridge traversed by the border between the territories of Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:7), probably so called because of the reddish color of the rock (adom means ‘red’ in Hebrew). The place was also known in the days of the Mishna (1st century bc to 2nd century ad, and contained a
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Adummim
ADUMMIM A mountain pass, described as the “ascent of Adummim,” on the road from Jericho to Jerusalem. It marked the boundary between Judah and Benjamin (Josh 15:7; 18:17). It was called Adummim, referring to redness or red rocks, because of its distinctive red limestone rock.
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