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A place where the Israelites camped during their wilderness journey (Deut 10:6). Its name means “wells of the sons of Jaakan.”
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Beeroth Bene-Jaakan (Place)
BEEROTH BENE-JAAKAN (PLACE) [Heb bĕʾērōt bĕnĕ yaʿăqān (בְּאֵרֹת בְּןְ יַעֲקָן)]. Translated as the “wells of the sons of Jaakan,” this is a place where the people of Israel camped during the wilderness period (Deut 10:6). The claim to water rights for a particular clan is not unusual among tribesmen
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BENE-JAAKAN. A camping-ground of the Israelites (Nu. 33:31–32; Dt. 10:6). Formally it is a tribal name and refers to one of the clans of Seir (1 Ch. 1:42), which is a name for the mountainous region W of Wadi Arabah. No more exact location is possible, as the section of the itinerary in Nu. 33 in which
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BEN´E-JA´AKAN (benʹe-jaʹa-kan; “children of Jaakan”). A tribe that gave its name to certain wells in the desert that formed one of the halting places of the Israelites on their journey to Canaan (Num. 33:31–32). “Bene-Jaakan is simply an abbreviation of Beeroth-bene-Jaakan, wells of the children of Jaakan.
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