Ain Karem
Ain Karim • En Kerem
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ain Karem
Ain Karem (Heb. ʿân kerem)A village 8 km. (5 mi.) W of Jerusalem, known as the traditional home of Zechariah and Elizabeth and the birthplace of John the Baptist (cf. Luke 1:57–66). Consequently, Ain Karem (“spring of the vineyard”) is also identified as the place where Mary visits her relative Elizabeth
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ain Karem
Ain Karem [ān kĕrˊəm] (Heb. ˓ân kerem “spring of the vineyard”).† Traditional home of Elizabeth and Zechariah and birthplace of John the Baptist, a village in the hill country 8 km. (5 mi.) west of Jerusalem. It is also associated with Mary’s visit to her cousin Elizabeth (cf. Luke 1:39–40)
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
En Kerem; Ain Karim
EN KEREM; AIN KARIM A village to the southwest of Jerusalem. Its former identification with biblical Beth-Haccerem of Jeremiah (6:1) has long been rejected. Late Christian tradition had placed the home of Zacharias and Elisabeth, the parents of John the Baptist, at this site (Luke 1:39–40). There are
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
’Ain Karim
’Ain Karim. A village about 5 miles W. of *Jerusalem, in the hill country, traditionally regarded as the home of *Zacharias and *Elizabeth, the birthplace of St *John Baptist, and the scene of the *Visitation.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
ʿain Karim
ʿAin Karim ayn-kair′im. A village some 4 mi. W of Jerusalem that, according to one tradition, was the home of Elizabeth and Zechariah, parents of John the Baptist (cf. G. Dalman, Sacred Sites and Ways [1935], 52–55, who mentions other traditions; Hebron has been favored by some writers because it was
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
ʿEn Karem
ʿEn Karem(‘Ain Karīm; Beth ha-Kerem). Village in the hill country of southwestern Jerusalem (TIR.IP: “Beth ha-Kerem II,” s.v.; see map 22, C5). In the early Christian period the site was associated with Zechariah and Elizabeth, the parents of John the Baptist, and with Mary, who is said to have visited
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