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Bohan
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A son of Reuben (Josh 15:6; 18:17) not mentioned in his genealogies. The “stone of Bohan” marks the boundary between Judah and Benjamin. Because the word could be translated “thumb,” some have suggested that it should read the “Stone of the Thumb” or “Thumb-Stone” instead.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bohan, Son of Reuben
Bohan, Son of Reuben (בֹּהַן‎, bohan). A son of Reuben (Josh 15:6; 18:17) not mentioned in his genealogies. The “stone of Bohan” marks the boundary between Judah and Benjamin. Because the word could be translated “thumb,” some have suggested that it should read the “Stone of the Thumb” or “Thumb-Stone”
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bohan
Bohan bōʹhan [Heb. bōhan—‘thumb,’ ‘stumpy’]. A son of Reuben according to Josh. 15:6; 18:17. No mention is made in the genealogies of Reuben. “The stone of Bohan” (’eḇen bōhan) was a boundary mark on the northeast frontier of Judah, separating it from Benjamin. A site SE of Jericho has been suggested,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bohan
BOHAN. A descendant of Reuben after whom a stone was named which marked the NE boundary of Judah where it bordered on Benjamin (Josh 15:6; 18:17).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bohan
Bohan (Heb. bōhan)A son or descendant of Reuben, after whom a monument (perhaps a rock; cf. Heb. bōhen, “thumb”) was named. This stone served as a boundary marker between the tribes of Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:6; 18:17).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bohan
Bohan [bōˊhăn] (Heb. bōhan; “thumb”). A son, grandson, or descendant of Reuben, after whom a monument (perhaps a rock in the form of a thumb) was named. This stone served as a boundary marker between the tribes of Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:6; 18:17).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bohan
BO´HAN (bōʹhan; a “thumb”). A Reubenite, in whose honor a stone was set up (or named), which afterward served as a boundary mark on the frontier of Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:6; 18:17).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bohan
BOHAN [BOE han] (thumb) — a son or descendant of Reuben for whom a boundary stone—apparently marking the boundary between the territories of Judah and Benjamin—was named (Josh. 18:17).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BOHAN
BOHAN<bo’-han> (בּהַן‎ [bohan], “thumb,” “stumpy”): A son of Reuben according to Joshua 15:6; 18:17. No mention is made of Bohan in the genealogies of Reuben. “The stone of Bohan” ([’ebhen bohan]) was a boundary mark on the Northeast frontier of Judah, separating it from Benjamin. Site unidentified.
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Bohan
Bohan [Bo-han](Hebrew origin: Thumb)(Joshua 15:6). Unspecified date. Bohan was a son of Reuben. The stone that marked the boundary between the territories of the tribes of Benjamin and Judah was named after him.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bohan
BOHAN (Bōʹ hăn) Place-name and personal name meaning “thumb” or “big toe.” A place on the northern border of the tribal allotment of Judah called the “stone of Bohan,” “the son of Reuben” (Josh. 15:6). This was the southern border of the tribe of Benjamin (Josh. 18:17). Some Bible students see this
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Bohan
BOHAN, bōʹhan (בֹּהַן‎, bōhan, “thumb,” “stumpy”): A son of Reuben according to Josh 15:6; 18:17. No mention is made of B in the genealogies of Reuben. “The stone of Bohan” (’ebhen bōhan) was a boundary mark on the N.E. frontier of Judah, separating it from Benjamin. Site unidentified.
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