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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).
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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
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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