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Allon (Place)
Allon • Zaanannim
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Allon (Place)
Allon (Place). Landmark oak tree in Naphtali’s territory, considered in some translations to be the name of a town (Jos 19:33, kjv). The rsv better reads “the oak in Za-anannim.”See Za-anannim.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Allon (of Naphtali)
2. According to Josh. 19:33, AV, a town of Naphtali. The better reading is ’ēlôn, “oak” (in Za-anannim), as the RSV (NEB Elon-bezaanannim).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Allon (Place)
ALLON* (Place) Landmark oak tree in Naphtali’s territory, considered in some translations to be the name of a town (Jos 19:33, kjv). The nlt better reads “the oak at Zaanannim.” See Zaanannim.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Allon
ALLON 1. A Simeonite prince, a descendant of Shemaiah (1 Chr 4:37).2. In Josh 19:33 it is better translated (see ASV, RSV) as a common noun meaning “oak.” The word “plain” in Jdg 4:11 should also be rendered “oak” as in ASV and RSV.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Allon (Place)
ALLON (PLACE). According to the KJV, a town in Naphtali (Josh. 19:33). It is preferable to read “the oak” (so RSV, JB; NIV “large tree,” reading Heb. ˓ēlôn “big tree”).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Allon
AL´LON (alʹlon; “an oak”).1. The expression in the KJV of Josh. 19:33, “from Allon to Zaanannim,” is more correctly rendered in the NASB, “from the oak in Zaanannim” (cf. NIV, “the large tree”), which served as a landmark.2. The son of Jedaiah and father of Shiphi, a chief Simeonite, of the family
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Allon
Allonoak. (1.) The expression in the Authorized Version of Josh. 19:33, “from Allon to Zaanannim,” is more correctly rendered in the Revised Version, “from the oak in Zaanannim.” The word denotes some remarkable tree which stood near Zaanannim, and which served as a landmark.(2.) The son of Jedaiah,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Allon
ALLON [AL lun] (oak or terebinth) — a son of Jedaiah and the father of Shiphi, of the tribe of Simeon (1 Chr. 4:37). The word is also found in Joshua 19:33 (KJV) as a town of Naphtali, but the NKJV translates “the terebinth tree”; the NRSV has “the oak”; and the NIV has “the large tree.”
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ALLON
ALLON<al’-on> ( אַלּוֹן‎ [’allon], “oak”):1. A town in the tribe of Naphtali in northern Palestine (Joshua 19:33), according to the King James Version, which follows some Hebrew texts. It is better however to read with the Revised Version (British and American), “oak” ([’elon]), rather than as
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Allon
Alʹlon [oak]. Large trees were comparatively rare in the plains of Palestine, were naturally designated as landmarks, and were favorite places for residence and sepulture. The spot where Rebekah’s nurse was buried is called Allon-Bachuth, the “oak of weeping” (Gen. 35:8).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Allon
ALLON, alʹon (אַלּוֹן‎, ’allōn, “oak”):(1) A town in the tribe of Naphtali in northern Palestine (Josh 19:33), according to AV, which follows some Heb texts. It is better however to read with the RV, “oak” (אֵלוֹן‎, ’ēlōn), rather than as proper noun.(2) A prominent descendant of the tribe of Simeon
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