Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An oasis in the Judaean wilderness on the west side of the Dead Sea (Song 1:14; Sir 24:14). It may have been the same place as Hazazon-Tamar (2 Chr 20:2; Gen 14:7). It was also a stronghold (1 Sam 24:1–2), and was assigned to the territory of Judah (Josh 15:62).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
EN-GEDI (PLACE) [Heb ʿên-gedı̂ (עֵין־גֶּדִי)]. An oasis midway down the W shore of the Dead Sea, about 35 miles SE of Jerusalem (Gold IDB 2: 102; M.R. 187096). This oasis is fed by a spring located on the lower slope of the cliff which rises from the Dead Sea; there are other springs nearby. The name
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
En-gedi. A vital oasis on the west side of the Dead Sea about 35 miles southeast of Jerusalem. Allotted to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:62), En-gedi contained a hot-water spring coming from the side of a limestone cliff, producing semitropical vegetation. The area became known for its palms,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
En-Gedi en-geʹdē, enʹgə-diī [Heb. ʿên geḏî—‘fountain of the kid’; Gk. Engad(d)ei (n), Ēngaddi]; AV Apoc. EN-GADDI. An ancient settlement on the western shore of the Dead Sea. It bears the name of a perennial spring that gushes from a small promontory about 180 m (600 ft) above the lake; this name
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
EN-GEDI A vital oasis on the west side of the Dead Sea about 35 miles (56.3 kilometers) southeast of Jerusalem. Allotted to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:62), En-gedi contained a hot water spring coming from the side of a limestone cliff, producing semitropical vegetation. The area became
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
En-gedi (en-ged´i; Heb., “spring of the young goat”), an important oasis, with fresh water and hot springs, on the west shore of the Dead Sea, about eighteen miles southeast of Hebron. It was part of the allotment of Judah (Josh. 15:62). David went to live in the “wilderness of En-gedi” when he was being
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
EN-GEDI. In ancient times an agricutural settlement watered by a copious spring (“spring of the goat-kid” or “spring of abundant waters”) on the W shore of the Dead Sea (Ezk 47:10), about midway between the N and S ends in the general direction or vicinity of Hazazon-tamar (2 Chr 20:2). It was included
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
EN-GEDI (Heb. ‘ên-geḏî ‘spring of the kid’). Important oasis and fresh water spring W of the Dead Sea, allotted to Judah at the conquest (Jos. 15:62). David hid there (1 Sa. 23:29; 24:1ff.), its rugged terrain and fertility making it an ideal refuge. famous for aromatic plants and perfume (Ct. 1:14).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
En-Gedi (Heb. ʿên geḏɩ̂)An oasis listed as one of the towns of Judah which was of sufficient size to have support villages (Josh. 15:62). A perennial spring ca. 200 m. (655 ft.) above the Dead Sea supplies the water for the site. When David fled from Saul he sought refuge in the “strongholds” (apparently
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
EN-GEDI; ENGEDDI An oasis on the western shores of the Dead Sea, named after the copious spring which waters it and mentioned together with the ‘city of Salt’ as part of the territory of Judah (Josh. 15:62). On his flight from Saul David dwelt in the strongholds of En-Gedi (1 Sam. 23:29), also referred
Catholic Bible Dictionary
EN-GEDI (Hebrew, “spring of the young goat”) An oasis and town located on the western shore of the Dead Sea, southeast of Jerusalem. It was mentioned in the Old Testament both as an oasis and as a military outpost or fortress. Its natural defenses attracted David when he was hiding from Saul (1 Sam 24:1–22),