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Belmain
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Belmain
Belmain (Βελμαιν, Belmain). A town north of Samaria the city whose residents were forewarned of Holofernes’ impending invasion (Judith 4:4).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Belmain (Place)
BELMAIN (PLACE) [Gk Belmain (Βελμαιν)]. A site mentioned in the book of Judith whose exact location is unknown (Jdt 4:4). The many variant spellings attested in the Greek manuscripts suggest that the name is corrupt. It is also possible that other variants of the name occur at 7:3 and 8:3 (BALBAIM, BALAMON),
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Belmain
Belmain bel-māʹən [Gk. Belmain] (Jth. 4:4); AV BELMEN. A place to which warning was sent to prepare for the invasion of Holofernes. It may be the modern Tell Bel‘ameh (Ibleam) S of Jenîn, and is perhaps the same as Balbaim (7:3) and possibly Balamon (8:3).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Belmain
BELMAIN Samaritan city that served as a camp for Nebuchadnezzar’s invading general, Holofernes, against the Jews (Jdt 4:1–4). Probably the same as Balbaim (7:3), Balamon (8:3), and perhaps Bebai (15:4).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Belmain
Belmain (Gk. Belmaɩ́n) (also BALBAIM, BALAMON)A village in Palestine where the Jews erected fortifications in their struggle against Holofernes (Jdt. 4:4). If Bethulia is another name for Shechem, Belmain may have been located in the vicinity of Dothan, ca. 14 km. (9 mi.) N of Samaria (cf. Jdt. 7:3,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Belmain
Belmain [bĕlˊmān] (Gk. Belmain). A village in Palestine where the Jews erected fortifications in their struggle against Holofernes (Jdt 4:4; KJV “Belmen”). If Bethulia is another name for Shechem, Belmain may have been located in the vicinity of Dothan, ca. 14 km. (9 mi.) north of Samaria
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Belmain
Belmain bel′mayn (Βελμαιν). A town mentioned in the book of Judith (Jdt. 4:4; KJV, “Belmen”). Its location is unknown, unless it should be identified with Balbaim.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BELMAIN
BELMAIN bel´mayn [Βελμαιν Belmain]. One of several Judean cities notified about the advance of HOLOFERNES’ Assyrian army (Jdt 4:4). There are various spellings of this place name among Greek and Syriac manuscripts. Additionally, cities mentioned in Jdt 7:3 (Balbaim) and 8:3 (Balamon) could be the same
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