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Elon (Place)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elon (Place)
ELON (PLACE) [Heb ʾêlôn (אֵילֹון)]. One of the villages included in the tribal territory of Dan, before the tribe’s migration N. The context suggests that it is located between Aijalon and Timnath, i.e., S of the Nahal Ayyalon and N of Nahal Soreq. However, it is possible that Elon is a variant for
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elon (Place)
Elon (Place). Village near Timnah, the home of Samson’s first wife. Elon was included in the inheritance allotted to Dan’s tribe in Joshua’s distribution of the Promised Land (Jos 19:43; cf. 14:1, 2). It is generally identified with Khirbet Wadi ʽAlinm near ʽAin Shems.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elon
Elon ē’lon [Heb. ʾêlôn—‘terebinth’; Gk. Ailōn]. An unidentified town in the territory of Dan (Josh. 19:43). Westminster Dictionary of the Bible (1944) and IDB conjecture that the site is either ʿAlein, W of Beit Maḥṣir, or Khirbet Wâdī ʿAlin, between Deir Aban and ʿAin Shems. It may be identical
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elon (Place)
ELON (Place) Village near Timnah, the home of Samson’s first wife. Elon was included in the inheritance allotted to Dan’s tribe in Joshua’s distribution of the Promised Land (Jos 19:43; cf. 14:1–2). It is generally identified with Khirbet Wadi ’Alinm near ’Ain Shems.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Elon
ELON, ELONITE1. A Hittite, the father of Esau’s wives Bashemath (Gen 26:34; 36:10) and Adah (Gen 36:2).2. Second son of Zebulun, head of the family of Elonites (Gen 46:14; Num 26:26).3. One of the judges, of the tribe of Zebulun, who served for ten years (Jdg 12:11–12).4. A town in the territory
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Elon
ELON (Heb. ’êlôn, ’êlôn). 1. A Hittite of Canaan (Gn. 26:34; 36:2). 2. Head of a family in Zebulun (Gn. 46:14; Nu. 26:26) (‘Helon’, Nu. 1:9; 2:7 etc.). 3. A Zebulunite judge of Israel (Jdg. 12:11–12). 4. A S Danite town (Jos. 19:43); possibly Kh. W. Alin, 2 km E of Beth-shemesh (GTT, p. 349). Elon-beth-hanan
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elon (Place)
Elon (Heb. ʾêlôn) (PLACE)A village in the tribal territory of Dan, between Aijalon and Timnah (Josh. 19:43), possibly Khirbet Wâdī ʿAlin. Some scholars think it is the same as Elon-beth-hanan (1 Kgs. 4:9).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Elon
ELON A town in the territory of Dan, in the northwestern part of the Plain (Josh. 19:43). Thought by some to be identical with the Ajalon of Joshua (19:42), Elon was in that case the Elon-Beth-Hanan of 1 Kings 4:9), a city in the second district of Solomon’s division, tentatively identified with Khirbet
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elon
E´lon (an oak).1. A Hittite, whose daughter was one of Esau’s wives. Gen. 26:34; 36:2. (b.c. 1797.)2. The second of the three sons attributed to Zebulun, Gen. 46:14; Num. 26:26, and the founder of the family of the Elonites. (b.c. 1695.)3. Elon the Zebulonite, who judges Israel for ten years, and
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Elon
E´LON (e-lon; “oak”).1. A Hittite, father of Basemath (Gen. 26:34), or Adah (36:2), wife of Esau.2. The second of the three sons of Zebulun (Gen. 46:14) and head of the family of Elonites (Num. 26:26).3. An Israelite of the tribe of Zebulun and judge for ten years (Judg. 12:11–12).4. One of the towns
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