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Ain (Nu 34:11)
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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).
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
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),
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ain
1. A town in the extreme northwest of Canaan. In Nu. 34:11 it appears W of Riblah (possibly modern Ribleh), and is evidently not far from the Sea of Chinnereth (Galilee). Its site is uncertain. The Vulgate reads Rebla contra fontem Daphne, “Riblah opposite the spring of Daphne,” and rabbinical texts
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),
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).
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
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
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.
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.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ain
AIN [ane] (fountain) — the name of two cities in the Old Testament:1. A place in northwest Canaan (Num. 34:11).2. A city originally given to Judah but later transferred to Simeon. It was assigned to the Levites (Josh. 21:16). In three places in the Bible, Ain is mentioned with another city, Rimmon
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