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Atharim
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Atharim
Atharim (אֲתָרִים‎, atharim). A route followed or location visited during the wilderness wanderings, where the King of Arad attacked the Israelites (Num 21:1).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Atharim (Place)
ATHARIM (PLACE) [Heb hāʾătārı̂m (הָאֲתָרִים)]. The name of the route the Israelites were following when they were attacked by the king of Arad (Num 21:1). The Heb word, preceded by the definite article, is obscure, and LXXA reads “spies” (Heb tārı̂m?). Aharoni (LBHG, 40, 53, 273) identifies it with
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Atharim
Atharim. Place, according to the rsv, where the Israelites sought to enter Canaan when attacked by the king of Arad (Nm 21:1). The name means “tracks” and is generally thought to be located near Tamar or Hazazon-tamar several miles south of the Dead Sea. One possible reading of the text makes it identical
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Atharim
Atharim athʹə-rim [Heb. ʿaṯarîm]. AV SPIES. The route being followed by Moses and the Israelites when they were attacked by the king of Arad (Nu. 21:1). The location remains unidentified.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Atharim
ATHARIM Place, according to the nlt, where the Israelites sought to enter Canaan when attacked by the king of Arad (Nm 21:1). The name means “tracks” and is generally thought to be located near Tamar or Hazazon-tamar several miles south of the Dead Sea. One possible reading of the text makes it identical
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Atharim
Atharim (Heb. hāʾăṯārɩ̂m)A place (so NRSV), possibly a road, where the Israelites were attacked by the king of Arad (Num. 21:1). LXX and Vulg. read “spies.”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Atharim
Atharim [ăthˊər ĭm] (Heb. ˒aṯārîm). Probably a place (so RSV, JB, NIV) of unknown location, where the Israelites were attacked by the king of Arad (Num. 21:1). The KJV, following the LXX and Vulg., renders the term “spies” (emending to hattārîm [see BH]).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Atarim (Way Of)
ATARIM (WAY OF) An important road in the central Negev by which the Israelites went from Kadesh-Barnea to Mount Hor (Num. 20:22; 21:1). The Hebrew term derech hatarim is difficult to explain, and some prefer the reading tarim, interpreting it as ‘the road of the scouts’. Other scholars, however, believe
Spies (Way of The)
SPIES (WAY OF THE) An important route in the central Negev by which the Israelites went from Kadesh-Barnea to Mount Hor (Num. 20:22, 21:1). The Hebrew Bible has derech ha-atarim, which is difficult to explain. Some prefer the reading tarim instead of atarim, meaning ‘the way of the merchants’. This road,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Atharim
ATHARIM (aʹtha-rim). A place whose precise location is unknown, but somewhere between Mt. Hor and Arad (Num. 21:1).e.h.m.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Atharim
ATHARIM [ATH ah rim] — a place mentioned in connection with the Exodus. Moses led the Israelites from Kadesh by way of Mount Hor on their way to Canaan by “the road to Atharim” (Num. 21:1). The king of Arad attacked the Israelites while they journeyed on that road.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ATHARIM
ATHARIM<ath’-a-rim]> ( אֲתָרִים‎ [̀atharim]): the Revised Version (British and American) “The way of Atharim”; the King James Version “The way of the spies.” the Revised Version (British and American) regards Atharim as a place (so Septuagint). the King James Version follows Syriac and Targum, rendering
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Atharim
ATHARIM (Ăthʹ ȧ·rĭm) Hebrew word of uncertain meaning. It names a roadway the king of Arad took to attack Israel under Moses. After an initial setback, Israel prayed and found victory under God (Num. 21:1–3). KJV translates “spies” following the Septuagint, the earliest Greek translation. Modern translations