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Dilean
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dilean
Dilean (דִּלְעָן‎, dil'an). A lowland city in the Shephelah of Judah (Josh 15:38).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dilean (Place)
DILEAN (PLACE) [Heb dilĕʿān (דִּלְעָן)]. A town situated in the Shephelah, or low country, of Judah (Josh 15:38), within the same district as Lachish and Eglon. This settlement, whose name perhaps means “protrusion” (from dlʿ, “to protrude”), is listed among the towns within the tribal allotment of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dilean
Dilean. Obscure Judean village near Lachish. It is mentioned only once in the OT (Jos 15:38), and its site is unknown today.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dilean
Dilean dilʹi-ən [Heb. dile‘ān—‘protrusion’ (?)]. A town in the Shephelah of Judah named with Migdal-gad and Mizpeh (Josh. 15:38; NEB “Dilan”), which was probably N of Lachish and Eglon. It is possibly to be identified with Tell en-Najileh.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dilean
DILEAN Obscure Judean village near Lachish. It is mentioned only once in the OT (Jos 15:38).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dilean
DILEAN. A town of Judah in the Shephelah or foothills near Lachish (Josh 15:38). Identification not certain.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dilean
Dilean (Heb. dilĕʿān)A town in the tribal allotment of Judah, one of 16 cities belonging to the Lachish district in the southwest Shephelah (Josh. 15:38). The location of the ancient settlement is unknown; one proposed site is Ras Dahinah (Dihna) (14342.10530).Steven M. Ortiz
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dilean
Dilean [dĭlˊĭ ən] (Heb. dile˓ān “protrusion”[?]). A town in the Shephelah of Judah (Josh. 15:38), possibly to be identified with modern Tell en-Najileh, about 28 km. (17.5 mi.) east of Gaza.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dilean
Dil´ean (gourd), one of the cities in the lowlands of Judah. Josh. 15:38. It has not been identified with certainty.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Dilean
DIL´EAN (dilʹi-an). A town in the low country of Judah (Josh. 15:38). Probably Tell en Negileh.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dilean
DILEAN [DILL ee un] — a town in the Shephelah (lowland) of Judah near Lachish (Josh. 15:38). It is possibly the same place as Tell en-Najileh.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DILEAN
DILEAN<dil’-e-an> ([דִּלְעָן‎, dil̀an], “cucumber”): A town in the Shephelah of Judah named with Migdal-gad and Mizpeh (Joshua 15:38, the English Revised Version “Dilan”), which lay probably on the North of Lachish and Eglon. It has not been identified.
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