Ain (Nu 34:11)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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. 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
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
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
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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary