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Carnaim
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Carnaim
Carnaim (Καρναιμ, Karnaim). A city in Gilead captured by Gentiles during the time of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 5:26, 44). Judas Maccabeus’ enemy, Timothy, retreated to Carnaim after Judas attacked his army, but Judas destroyed the city (2 Macc 12:21, 26).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Carnaim (Place)
CARNAIM (PLACE) [Gk Karnaim (Καρναιμ)]. One of five cities in Gilead in which Jews were taken captive by the Gentile citizens (1 Macc 5:26). The city is widely identified with modern Sheih Sa’ad “because of its ancient city walls and also on account of its especially suitable situation as a place of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Carnaim
Carnaim kär-nā̀əm [Gk. Karnein (1 Macc. 5:26), Karnain (vv 43f), tó Karnion (2 Macc. 12:21, 26)]; AV also CARNION (2 Maccabees). One of the strong cities besieged and captured by Judas Maccabeus in his campaign E of the Jordan (1 Macc. 5:26–43). Those who fled from the city were put to death in the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Carnaim
CARNAIM* Important fortress city in Gilead after the Babylonian exile. Judas Maccabeus destroyed Carnaim, including its temple of Atargatis, the Syrian fish goddess (1 Macc 5:26, 43–44; 2 Macc 12:21–23, 26). See Ashteroth-karnaim.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Carnaim
Carnaim (Gk. Karnaim)A city in Gilead whose inhabitants had been taken captive (1 Macc. 5:26; 2 Macc. 12:21, 26), identified with modern Tell Sheikh Ṣaʿd/Tel Ṣaʿd (247249), 5 km. (3 mi.) NE of Tell ʿAštarah. It may be the same as Ashteroth-karnaim.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Carnaim
Carnaim [kär nāˊəm] (Gk. Karnein, Karnain, Karnion). An alternate name for Ashteroth-karnaim (1 Macc. 5:26; 2 Macc. 12:21, 26; KJV “Carnion”).See Asteroth-Karnaim.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CARNAIM
CARNAIM<kar-na’-im>, <kar’-na-im> ([Καρνείν, Karnein], 1 Macc 5:26, [Καρναίν, Karnain], verses 43 f, [τὸ Κάρνιον, to Karnion], 2 Macc 12:21, 26): One of the strong cities besieged and captured by Judas Maccabeus in his campaign East of the Jordan (1 Macc 5:26, 43 f). In the temple of Atargatis,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Carnaim
CARNAIM, kär-nāʹim, kär′nā̇-im (Καρνείν, Karneín, 1 Macc 5:26, Καρναίν, Karnaín, vs 43 f, τὸ Κάρνιον, tó Kárnion, 2 Macc 12:21, 26): One of the strong cities besieged and captured by Judas Maccabaeus in his campaign E. of the Jordan (1 Macc 5:26, 43 f). In the temple of Atargatis, which was situated
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CARNAIM
CARNAIM kahr-nay´im [Καρναιν Karnain]. A town in Gilead, including its sacred precincts, that Judas Maccabeus destroyed (1 Macc 5:26, 43–44). Genesis 14:5 indicates that it is ASHTEROTH-KARNAIM.
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