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Dimon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dimon
Dimon (דִּימוֹן‎, dimon). Also Dibon. A Moabite city near the Arnon river (Isa 15:9).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dimon (Place)
DIMON (PLACE) [Heb dı̂môn (דִּימֹון)]. On the basis of the MT, the KJV reads “the waters of Dimon are full of blood” in Isa 15:9. Following the Dead Sea Scrolls (1QIsaa,b) and the Vulgate, the RSV has Dibon. Some scholars suggest that Dimon represents a scribal corruption, while others believe that
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dimon
Dimon. rsv translation of a Moabite city in Isaiah 15:9, alternately named Dibon in the large Dead Sea Isaiah Scroll. The site of Dimon is identified with Khirbet Dimneh, nearly 3 miles northwest of Rabbah.See Dibon #1.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dimon
DIMON* kjv translation of a Moabite city in Isaiah 15:9, alternately named Dibon in the large Dead Sea Isaiah Scroll. The site of Dimon is identified with Khirbet Dimneh, nearly three miles (5 kilometers) northwest of Rabbah. See Dibon #1.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dimon, Waters of
DIMON, WATERS OF. A stream E of the Dead Sea in the land of Moab (Isa 15:9), possibly the Arnon (Isa 16:2; Num 21:13, 26). The Vulg. and the famous Dead Sea Scroll (IQIsaa) read Dibon for Dimon. Jerome states that the two names were used interchangeably in his time. Some scholars think Isaiah purposely
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dimon
Dimon (Heb. dɩ̂môn)A Moabite toponym mentioned in Isaiah’s oracle against Moab (Isa. 15:9); also known as “Dibon” (the reading in 1QIsaa,b; cf. Isa. 15:2). Jerome mentioned that in his time the village was called either Dimon or Dibon. Some amend the toponym Madmen in Jer. 48:2 to Dimon.Both Dimon
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dimon
Dimon [dīˊmən]. A Moabite city (Isa. 15:9; KJV, NIV, following MT dîmôn), generally identified with Dibon near the Arnon river (cf. v. 2; so RSV, JB, following Heb. dîḇôn; so DSS; LXX Deimōn). In this interpretation Dimon is a play on the word “blood” (Heb. dām), indicating
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dimon
Di´mon (river bed), The waters of, some streams on the east of the Dead Sea, in the land of Moab, against which Isaiah uttered denunciation. Isa. 15:9. Gesenius conjectures that the two names Dimon and Dibon are the same.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Dimon, the Waters of
DI´MON, THE WATERS OF (diʹmon). A stream on the E of the Dead Sea, in the land of Moab, against which Isaiah utters denunciations (Isa. 15:9). Gesenius conjectures that the two names Dimon and Dibon are the same.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dimon
DIMON [DIE muhn] — a city of Moab (Is. 15:9); the same place as Dibon No. 1. “The waters of Dimon” (Is. 15:9; Dibon, Is. 15:2) probably refers to the River Arnon.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dimon
DIMON (Dīʹ môn) Place-name, perhaps meaning “blood.” City in Moab on which Isaiah announced judgment (Isa. 15:9). Dead Sea Scrolls text and Latin Vulgate read “Dibon” here. This may be the original reading, but that would go against the normal type of copying mistakes scribes make in that it would