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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ain
Ain (עַיִן‎, ayin). A town on the eastern border of Canaan, near the Sea of Galilee (Num 34:11).
Ain of Judah
Ain of Judah (עַיִן‎, ayin). A Levitical city (Josh 21:16) in the Negev. It was allotted to the tribe of Judah (Josh 15:32), and later is listed among the joint cities of Judah and Simeon (Josh 19:7; 1 Chr 4:32).
Horvat Rimmon
Horvat Rimmon (חרבת רמון‎, chrbt rmwn). Arabic: Khirbet um-er-Rummamim, “ruin of the mother of the pomegranate.” A site named after the biblical Rimmon, a city mentioned in the territorial lists of Judah (Josh 15:32) and Simeon (Josh 19:7; 1 Chr 4:32). Later, En-Rimmon became one of the places occupied
Rimmon, Cave of
Rimmon in the Negev (רִמּוֹן‎, rimmon). Also called En-Rimmon (עֵין רִמּוֹן‎, ein rimmon; Neh 11:29). A town in the Negev variously included in the territory of Simeon (Josh 19:7; 1 Chr 4:32) and Judah (Josh 15:32). The name of modern Horvat Rimmon derives from the name of biblical Rimmon in the Negev,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ain (Place)
AIN (PLACE) [Heb ʿayı̄n (עַיִן)]. Var. ASHAN. 1. A town marking the idealized E border of the “promised land,” located in the vicinity of the Sea of Galilee (Num 34:11). The location of the place is unknown. The text indicates that Ain is located W of Riblah; if this is the same Riblah mentioned in 2
Rimmon (Place)
RIMMON (PLACE) [Heb rimmôn (רִמֹּון)]. Var. EN-RIMMON; RIMMONO; RIMMON-PEREZ. A common place name in ancient Israelite territory.1. En-rimmon (“pomegranate spring”), a town originally ascribed to the tribal territory of Simeon (Josh 19:7; 1 Chr 4:32), eventually composed part of the Negeb district
Rimmon, Horvat
RIMMON, HORVAT (M.R. 137086). Known in Arabic as Kh. Umm er-Ramamin, this site in the S Shephelah has been identified with RIMMON mentioned in Josh 15:32; 19:7; 1 Chr 4:32; Neh 11:29. The biblical site is actually Tel-Halif, about one-half mile N of Horvat Rimmon. The present site was first settled in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ain
Ain. 1. City on the eastern border of Canaan, the Promised Land, northeast of the Sea of Galilee (Nm 34:11). The name means “well” or “spring.” It may be modern Khirbet ‛Ayyun.2. Town in the territory of Simeon. Many, but not all, scholars consider the site to be En-rimmon (Jos 19:7; cf. Neh 11:29),
En-rimmon
En-rimmon. Town assigned first to Judah and then to Simeon (Jos 15:32; 19:7, kjv Remmon; 1 Chr 4:32). These verses refer to two places, Ain and Rimmon, but this was probably a scribal error for the one town, Enrimmon (see Jos 19:7). It was resettled after the exile (Neh 11:29), and is perhaps the Rimmon
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
En-Rimmon
En-Rimmon en-rimʹon [Heb. ʿên-rimmôn—‘fountain (or ‘spring’) of the pomegranate’]. A city of Judah ascribed to Simeon, located S of Jerusalem. “Ain and Rimmon” in Josh. 15:32; 1 Ch. 4:32 should probably be Ain-rimmon or En-rimmon as in Josh. 19:7; Neh. 11:29. Nehemiah mentions it as a city resettled
Rimmon
2. [Heb. rimmôn—‘pomegranate’; Gk. B Erōmōth, Eremmōn, A Rhemmōn]; AV also REMMON. A town in Simeon (1 Ch. 4:32; cf. Josh. 19:7) reckoned as part of the kingdom of Judah (Josh. 15:32); Zec. 14:10 locates it S of Jerusalem. Since the place name En-rimmon occurs in Neh. 11:29 and (if ʿayin is emended to
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ain
AIN1. City on the eastern border of Canaan, the Promised Land, northeast of the Sea of Galilee (Nm 34:11). The name means “well” or “spring.” It may be modern Khirbet ‘Ayyun.2. Town in the territory of Simeon. Many (but not all) scholars consider the site to be En-rimmon (Jos 19:7; cf. Neh 11:29),
En-Rimmon
EN-RIMMON Town assigned first to Judah and then to Simeon (Jos 15:32; 19:7; 1 Chr 4:32). These verses refer to two places, Ain and Rimmon, but this was probably a scribal error for the one town, En-rimmon (see Jos 19:7). It was resettled after the exile (Neh 11:29), and is perhaps the Rimmon south of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ain
Ain (ah´yin).1 A village near Riblah on the northern boundary of Canaan (Num. 34:11).2 A town near Rimmon (Josh. 15:32; 1 Chron. 4:32).
Rimmon
Rimmon (rim´uhn; Akkadian, “thunderer”; Heb., “pomegranate”).1 A title borne by the Syrian storm god Hadad, who was worshiped in his temple in Damascus by Naaman, the Syrian army commander (2 Kings 5:18). After Naaman was cured of leprosy by the God of Israel, he asked the prophet Elisha for “two mules’
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ain
AIN1. The name of the sixteenth letter of the Heb. alphabet. See Alphabet.2. In OT times, several towns bore this name, meaning “well,” which was also compounded with place names in NT times. In an account of the boundaries of Israel’s inheritance (Num 34:1–12; cf. Ezk 47:15–23), Ain is said to lie
En-Rimmon
EN-RIMMON. Some suggest that the name Rimmon refers to the Canaanite weather god. Neh 11:29 names En-rimmon as one of the places which the men of Judah reinhabited after their return from the Captivity. From the names of the surrounding cities, it is possible that this site is the same as that named
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
En-Rimmon
EN-RIMMON (Heb. ‘ên-rimmôn, ‘spring of the pomegranate’). A village in Judah reoccupied after the Exile (Ne. 11:29). Either it was formed by the coalescing of two separate villages Ain and Rimmon, or more probably, reading Jos. 15:32; 19:7; 1 Ch. 4:32 all as En-rimmon, it was always a single town,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ain
Ain (Heb. ʿayin)1. A town on the eastern border of the Promised Land, W of Riblah (Num. 34:11) and N of the Sea of Chinnereth (Galilee). If the Hebrew (“spring”) represents a place name, its location is uncertain. Proposed locations are Khirbet Dufneh (209292) or Khirbet ʿAyûn (212236).2. A city in
En-Rimmon
En-Rimmon (Heb. ʿên-rimmôn)A city in Judah assigned to the tribe of Simeon (Josh. 19:7). At 1 Chr. 4:32 (so LXX) it is assigned to Judah. Although earlier identified with Khirbet Umm er-Ramāmîm/Ḥorvat Rimmon (137086), excavations have shown that this site was not occupied during the biblical period.
Rimmon (Place)
Rimmon (Heb. rimmôn) (PLACE)1. En-rimmon (“pomegranate spring”); a city allotted originally to Simeon (Josh. 19:7) that eventually became part of a southern district of Judah (15:32). In the postexilic period, En-rimmon was one of the cities in which Judeans settled (Neh. 11:29). A late text appended
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
En-Rimmon
En-Rimmon [ĕn rĭmˊən] (Heb. ˓ên-rimmôn “spring of the pomegranate”). A city in Judah assigned to the tribe of Simeon (Josh. 19:7); the rendering Ain and Rimmon at 15:32; 1 Chr. 4:32 should be read EnRimmon (so LXX), but there it is assigned to Judah. Repopulated after the Exile (Neh. 11:29),
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ain
A´in (spring, well).1. One of the landmarks on the eastern boundary of Palestine. Num. 34:11. It is probably ’Ain el-’Azy, the main source of the Orontes.2. One of the southernmost cities of Judah, Josh. 15:32; afterwards allotted to Simeon, Josh. 19:7; 1 Chron. 4:32, and given to the priests. Josh.
En-rimmon
En-rim´mon (fount of the pomegranate), one of the places which the men of Judah reinhabited after their return from the captivity. Neh. 11:29. Perhaps the same as “Ain and Rimmon,” Josh. 15:32, and “Ain, Remmon,” Josh. 19:7; and see 1 Chron. 4:32.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ain
A´IN (āʹin). Literally, an eye, and also, in the simple but vivid imagery of the East, a spring or natural burst of living water, always to be distinguished from the well or tank of artificial formation, which is designated by the words Beer and Bor. The term Ain most frequently occurs in combination
Ayin
A´YIN (aʹyin; in the KJV Aʹin, Heb. ˓ayin, an “eye”, a “spring”).1. The sixteenth letter of the Heb. alphabet (ע). It heads the sixteenth section of Ps. 119, in which passage (vv. 121–28) each verse begins with this letter in the original.2. A place near Riblah in northern Palestine (Num. 34:11).3.
En-Rimmon
EN-RIM´MON (enʹrimʹon; “fountain of a pomegranate”). A place occupied by the descendants of Judah after the Exile (Neh. 11:29), apparently the same as “Ain and Rimmon” (Josh. 15:32). It seems probable that they were so close together that in the course of time they grew into one. It is identified with
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