AVVIM (PLACE) [Heb hāʿawı̂m (הָעַוִים)]. 1. A “place” listed in the 1st city list of the tribe of Benjamin (Josh 18:23) between Bethel and Parah (modern Kh. Abu Musarrah, M.R. 177137). There is general agreement among scholars that Avvim actually represents not a geographical name but a gentilic (Joshua
2. Avvim was one of the cities of the tribe of Benjamin (Josh. 18:23), probably near Bethel. However, since the form is gentilic and occurs with the definite article, it is tempting to read “Bethel and (the village of) the Avvim”—although one hesitates to suggest that they were the people of Ai.W. S.
AVIM, AVITES1. An aboriginal Canaanite people who lived in the area around Gaza. At the time of the Philistine invasions, all except a small remnant were destroyed (Deut 2:23; Josh 13:3). See also Hazerim.2. A city S of Bethel in Benjamin (Josh 18:23).3. Inhabitants of Ava (q.v.; 2 Kgs 17:24) in Syria,
Avvim (Heb. ʿawwɩ̂m)1. The inhabitants of the region later called the Philistine Plain, near Gaza, before the Philistines (“Caphtorim”) destroyed them and settled in the area (Deut. 2:23). Some were apparently displaced to the south (cf. Josh. 13:3).2. A city within the territory of the tribe of Benjamin
AV´VIM (avʹvim), or Av´vites.1. A people among the early inhabitants of Palestine, whom we meet in the SW corner of the seacoast where they may have made their way northward from the desert. The only notice of them that has come down to us is contained in a remarkable fragment of primeval history preserved
AVIM [AV em] — the name of a tribe and a town in the Old Testament:1. A native tribe of the Canaanites who lived on the Philistine plain “as far as Gaza” (Deut. 2:23). Most of the Avim were destroyed or driven off by the Philistines. The reference to the Avites (Josh. 13:3; Avvim, REB, NRSV) is to these
AVIM (Āʹ vĭm), AVIMS, AVITES, AVVIM, AVVITE 1. People who lived on the Philistine coast before the Philistines invaded about 1200 b.c. (Deut. 2:23). 2. City in the tribal territory of Benjamin (Josh. 18:23).