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Baean
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Baean
Baean (Βαιαν, Baian). An unknown place mentioned in 1 Macc 5:4, where thieves lived who ambushed travelers.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baean (Place)
BAEAN (PLACE) [Gk Baian (Βαιαν)]. According to 1 Macc 5:1–2, when the Gentiles in the cities surrounding Judah heard that the Jews had restored the temple (164 b.c.), they began to murder Jews. Judas Maccabeus, however, waged war against the Idumeans and (v 4) “He also remembered the wickedness of the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Baean
Baean bēʹən, SONS OF [GK. hyioí Baian]; AV BEAN; NEB BAEANITES. An unknown tribe hostile to the Jews (1 Macc. 5:4). Their hatred of the Jews’ religion and attempts to disrupt the rebuilding of their sanctuary duplicated the conspiracy of Sanballat and his confederates against the restoration of Jerusalem
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Baean
BAEAN Tribe annihilated by Judas Maccabeus because of its practice of ambushing Jewish travelers (1 Macc 5:4–5). This otherwise unknown tribe was probably located east of the Jordan River.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BAEAN
BAEAN<be’-an> [υἱοὶ Βαίαν, huioi Baian]; the King James Version Bean; 1 Macc 5:4: A tribe mentioned only because of its malignant hatred of the Jews. Its aggressive hostility against their religion and the rebuilding of their sanctuary duplicated the conspiracy of Sanballat and his confederates
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Baean
Baean bee′uhn (Βαιαν). The phrase “sons of Baean” refers to an otherwise unknown tribe, which Judas Maccabee put to the ban because they had been ambushing the Jews (1 Macc. 5:4–5; KJV, “Bean”). Uncertainty attaches not only to the derivation of the name, but also to the question of whether it refers
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Baean
BAEAN, bēʹan (υἱοὶ Βαίαν, huioí Baían; AV Bean; 1 Macc 5:4): A tribe mentioned only because of its malignant hatred of the Jews. Its aggressive hostility against their religion and the rebuilding of their sanctuary duplicated the conspiracy of Sanballat and his confederates against the restoration
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BAEAN
BAEAN bee´uhn [Βαιάν Baian]. The expression “sons of Baean” probably refers to a gentile clan or tribe connected with the name Baean, a city or an area with fortified towers surrounding Judah in the time of the Maccabees. They had joined the Idumeans in killing the Jews when they tried to rebuild their