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En-Shemesh
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
En-Shemesh
En-Shemesh (עֵין שֶׁמֶשׁ‎, ein shemesh). A village on the border between Judah and Benjamin (Josh 15:7; Josh 18:17).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
En-Shemesh (Place)
EN-SHEMESH (PLACE) [Heb ʿên šemeš (עֵין שֶׁמֶשׁ)]. A town on the border between Judah and Benjamin (Josh 15:7; 18:17). It is usually identified with Ein Haud (M.R. 175131), on the road between Bethany and Jericho 2 miles due E of Jerusalem.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
En-shemesh
En-shemesh. Place mentioned only in Joshua 15:7 and 18:17 as a boundary marker between Judah’s northern border and Benjamin’s southern border. The usual identification is with ‛Ain el-Hod, about 3 miles east of Jerusalem on the road to Jericho. On the basis of a tradition that the apostles drank there,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
En-Shemesh
En-Shemesh en-sheʹmesh [Heb. ʿên šemeš—‘spring of the sun’; Gk. pēgé̄ hēlíou (Josh. 15:7), pēgé̄ Baithsamus (Josh. 18:17)]. An important landmark on the border between Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:7; 18:17). It is usually identified with the little spring ʿAin el-Hôd just E of Bethany, on
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
En-Shemesh
EN-SHEMESH Place mentioned only in Joshua 15:7 and 18:17 as a boundary marker between Judah’s northern border and Benjamin’s southern border. The usual identification is with ’Ain el-Hod, about three miles (4.8 kilometers) east of Jerusalem on the road to Jericho. On the basis of a tradition that the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
En-Shemesh
En-shemesh (en-shem´ish; Heb., “spring of the sun [god]”), a spring located east of Jerusalem and Bethany. Known today as Ain el-Hod, it is the last spring on the road between Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley. In premonarchic Israel it served as the boundary between Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:7; 18:17).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
En-Shemesh
EN-SHEMESH (“fountain or spring of the sun”). Josh 15:7 and 18:17 locate En-Shemesh on the border between Judah and Benjamin, En-rogel and Adummim. It was E of Jerusalem about a mile beyond Bethany toward Jericho. It is identified with ’Ain el-Hod, also called “the Well of the Apostles,” on account of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
En-Shemesh
EN-SHEMESH (Heb. ‘ên-šemeš, ‘spring of the sun’). A point on the Judah-Benjamin border 4 km E of Jerusalem, below Olivet, and just S of the Jericho road, and now sometimes called the ‘Spring of the Apostles’; modern ‘Ain Haud.J. D. Douglas.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
En-Shemesh
En-Shemesh (Heb. ʿên šemeš)A landmark spring (“spring of the sun”) on the border between the territories of Judah (Josh. 15:7) and Benjamin (18:17; LXX “Beth-shemesh”). It is commonly identified with ʿAin el-Hôd/Ein Haud (175131), ca. 4 km. (2 mi.) E of Jerusalem. According to one tradition (ca.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
En-Shemesh
En-Shemesh [ĕn shĕmˊĭsh] (Heb. ˓ên šemeš “spring of the sun”). † A landmark spring on the border between the territories of Judah (Josh. 15:7; LXX pēgḗ toú hēlíou) and Benjamin (18:17; LXX “Beth-shemesh”).It is commonly identified with ˓Ain el-Hôd, about 4 km. (2 mi.) east of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
En-shemesh
En-she´mesh (fountain of the sun), a spring which formed one of the landmarks on the north boundary of Judah, Josh. 15:7, and the south boundary of Benjamin, Josh. 18:17; perhaps Ain-Hand or Ain-Chôt—the “well of the apostles”—about a mile below Bethany.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
En-Shemesh
EN-SHE´MESH (en-sheʹmesh; “fountain of the sun”). A landmark between Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:7; 18:17), E of the Mount of Olives and said to be the only spring on the way to Jericho, now called Ain-Haud, or “well of the apostles.”
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