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En-dor
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
En-Dor
En-Dor (עַיִן דּוֹר‎, ayin dor). A site allotted to the tribe of Manasseh where Saul consulted a medium. Exact location is unknown.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
En-Dor (Place)
EN-DOR (PLACE) [Heb ʿên dōr (עֵין דֹּר‎); ʿên dôr (עֵין דֹּור‎); ʿên dōʾr (עֵין דֹּאר)]. A town located in the vicinity of the Esdraelon Plain (the ancient Megiddo Plain). Since the spelling of the final element varies in Hebrew, the meaning of the name is not certain. The spellings dōr (Josh 17:11),
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Endor
Endor. Ancient Canaanite city, four miles south of Mt Tabor, assigned to the tribe of Manasseh though never fully taken by them (Jos 17:11). The city witnessed the defeat of Jabin and Sisera by Barak (Ps 83:9, 10). Endor is not actually mentioned in Judges; despite this omission, it is not necessary
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
En-dor
En-dor enʹdor [Heb. ʿên dōr—‘fountain of dwelling’ (Josh. 17:11), ʿên dōʾr (Ps. 83:10 [MT 11]); Gk. Dōr, Aendōr]; ENDOR [Heb. ʿên dôr; Gk. Aendōr, Nēndōr, Ēndōr, Aeldōr] (1 S. 28:7). A town in the territory assigned to western Manasseh (Josh. 17:11). It is identified with modern Endoôr,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Endor
ENDOR Ancient Canaanite city, four miles (6.5 kilometers) south of Mt Tabor, assigned to the tribe of Manasseh, though never fully taken by them (Jos 17:11). The city witnessed the defeat of Jabin and Sisera by Barak (Ps 83:9–10). Endor is best known as the dwelling place of the witch who was called
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Endor
Endor or En-dor (en´dor; Heb., “spring of circle,” “spring of habitation,” or “spring of generation”), a Canaanite city belonging to Manasseh (Josh. 17:11–12). It was situated about three miles southwest of Mount Tabor. On the eve of King Saul’s fatal defeat by the Philistines at Gilboa, Saul journeys
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Endor
ENDOR. A town on the N side of the hill of Moreh, S of Mount Tabor which was assigned to the tribe of Manasseh, though it was located in the territory of Issachar (Josh 17:11). The ancient site was probably at Khirbet Safsafa about three-quarters of a mile NE of the former village of Indur which echoes
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Endor
ENDOR. Modern ‘En-dûr, 6 km S of Mt Tabor. The town was assigned to Manasseh, but was never wrested from Canaanite possession (Jos. 17:11–12). The medium of Endor, of whom Saul inquired before his last battle (1 Sa. 28:7), was probably from this Canaanite stock, for an attempt had been made to do away
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
En-Dor
En-Dor (Heb. ʿēn dôr, ʿên dôr, ʿên dōʾr)A town in northwestern Manasseh (Josh. 17:11), in the area of the Esdraelon Plain. Since the spelling varies in Hebrew, the meaning of the name is not certain. It may be connected either with a spring (Heb. dwr) or with the Dorians, a Greek tribal group.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
En-Dor
En-Dor [ĕnˊdôr] (Heb. ˓ên dōr, ˓ên dôr, ˓ên dō˒r “fountain of Dor” or “fountain of dwelling [or encircling]”).† A city assigned to the western portion of Manasseh, near the territory of Issachar (Josh. 17:11; LXX omits), among those cities which the Israelites had difficulty wresting from
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
En-Dor; Endor
EN-DOR; ENDOR One of the towns of Manasseh in the territory of Issachar (Josh. 17:11), where the ‘woman that hath a familiar spirit’ lived (1 Sam. 28:7). The place was also known in the Roman period. Eusebius (Onom. 34:9; 34:11; 94:22; 140:5) states that it is a very large village, 4 miles from Mt Tabor,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Endor
ENDOR A town situated in the Esdraelon Plain to the south of Mount Tabor. It was given to the tribe of Manasseh by Joshua, although the inhabitants were not entirely driven out (Josh 17:11–13). Deborah and Barak won a great victory over Sisera at Endor (Ps 83:9–10), and the site was especially known
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