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Aenon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aenon
Aenon (Αἰνών, Ainōn). A village west of the Jordan River where John the Baptist conducted his ministry (John 3:23).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aenon (Place)
AENON (PLACE) [Gk Ainon (Αἰνον)]. John the Baptist baptized at this well-watered site along the Jordan River. According to Eus. (Onomast 40.1), this site is 6 miles S of Roman Scythopolis (Beth-shean), the capital of a Decapolis territory. John 3:23 identifies a nearby Salim (Salumias), a description
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aenon
Aenon. Small town near the Jordan River. Scholars think Aenon may have been about 30 miles north of the Dead Sea. The Bible’s one reference to the town merely states that John the Baptist baptized there (Jn 3:23).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Aenon
Aenon ēʹnon [GK. Ainōn]. A place where John was baptizing “because there was much water there” (Jn. 3:23). It was on the west side of the Jordan, John having earlier baptized on the east side (1:28; 3:26; 10:40). We may be sure it was not in Samaritan territory. Eusebius (Onom) locates it 8 Roman
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aenon
AENON Small town near the Jordan River. Scholars think Aenon may have been about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of the Dead Sea. The Bible’s one reference to the town merely states that John the Baptist baptized there (Jn 3:23).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Aenon
Aenon (ee´nuhn), a well-watered site that according to John’s Gospel was where John the Baptist baptized, in the vicinity of Salim (3:23). The exact location is unknown. A fourth-century reference by Eusebius situated Aenon in the Beth-shan valley, some six miles south of Beth-shan. A mosaic floor map
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Aenon
AENON. John baptized here because there was much water. In Jn 3:23 it is said to be near Salim. Though the exact site is unknown, it is located by Eusebius (Onomasticon 40:1–4) W of the Jordan, eight miles S of Scythopolis or Beth-shan.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Aenon
AENON (from Gk. ’ainōn, ‘fountain’). A place W of Jordan where John baptized (Jn. 3:23), perhaps to be identified with ‘Ainun, NE of Nablus, near the headwaters of the Wadi Far‘ah (hence ‘there was much water there’). (*Salim.)F. F. Bruce.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aenon
Aenon (Gk. Ain̂n)A place near Salim where John the Baptist was baptizing during the early part of Jesus’ ministry (John 3:23). Although this place of abundant water (from Heb. ʿênayim, “double spring”) has not yet been identified, Eusebius (Onom. 40.1–4) locates it ca. 12 km. (7 mi.) S of Beth-shan,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Aenon
Aenon [ēˊ nŏn] (Gk. Ainōn, from Heb. ˓ênayim “double spring”). A place near Salim where John the Baptist was baptizing during the early part of Jesus’ ministry (John 3:23). Although this place of abundant water has not yet been identified, Eusebius (Onom. 40:1–4) locates it approximately 12
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Aenon
AENON A place on the River Jordan near Salim, where John baptized (John 3:23). According to Eusebius (Onom. 40:1) the site of Aenon was shown in his time 8 miles south of Beth-Shean, in the vicinity of Salim and the Jordan River. See also salim. The Medaba map shows another Aenon, on the left bank of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Aenon
AENON A site on the west bank of the Jordan associated with the ministry of John the Baptist (John 3:23). The exact location of Aenon has not been identified. John the Evangelist locates it near Salim (John 3:23); Eusebius (Onom. 40.1–4) puts it south of Beth-shan.