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En-rogel
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
En-Rogel
En-Rogel (עֵין רֹגֵל‎, ein rogel, “spring of the fuller” or “cleaner”; LXX: Ρωγηλ, Rōgēl). A spring about 650 meters south of the Gihon Spring, near the junction of the Hinnom and Kidron valleys on the territorial boundary between Judah and Benjamin.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
En-Rogel (Place)
EN-ROGEL (PLACE) [Heb ʿên rōgēl (עֵין רֹגֵל)]. Spring on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin (Josh 15:7; 18:16). The name most likely means “spring of the treader, fuller, or cleaner (of clothes, i.e., at a spring).” The boundary itself, from the standpoint of Judah, runs from En-rogel up the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
En-rogel
En-rogel. Spring which was an important landmark identifying the boundary line between the tribes of Judah and Benjamin (Jos 15:7; 18:16). Jonathan and Ahimaaz hid at Enrogel when they were spying on Absalom’s troops for King David (2 Sm 17:17), and from there a maidservant delivered their messages to
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
En-Rogel
En-Rogel en-rōʹgel [Heb. ʿên rōg̱ēl—‘spring of rogel’; rogel—uncertain, variously ‘stream,’ ‘spies’ or ‘explorers,’ ‘treaders’ and thus ‘waterwheels,’ ‘fullers’ or ‘bleachers’; Josephus Ant. ix.10.4 (cf. Am. 1:1; Zec. 14:5) connects it by means of Gk. (LXX) rhé̄gnymi—‘split,’ with the earthquake
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
En-Rogel
EN-ROGEL Spring that was an important landmark identifying the boundary line between the tribes of Judah and Benjamin (Jos 15:7; 18:16). Jonathan and Ahimaaz hid at En-rogel when they were spying on Absalom’s troops for King David (2 Sm 17:17), and from there a maidservant delivered their messages to
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
En-Rogel
En-rogel (en-roh´guhl; Heb., “spring of a treader or fuller”), a spring near Jerusalem that served as the boundary line between the tribes of Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:7; 18:16). Its name may derive from its use for laundering clothes, a process that might have involved treading upon the submerged
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
En-Rogel
Present-day well at Bir-Ayyub, lower left to right; Hinnom Valley, Southwest Hill, City Wall. JREN-ROGEL. Josh 15:7; 18:16 locate this site on the border of Benjamin and Judah. 2 Sam 17:17 sets forth En-rogel as the location where Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed while awaiting the messages to be taken
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
En-Rogel
EN-ROGEL (Heb. ‘ên-rōḡēl, ‘well of the fuller’). A water source just outside Jerusalem, some 200 m S of the confluence of the Valley of Hinnom and the Kidron Valley. It is known today as Job’s well. The well marked a point on the N boundary of Judah (Jos. 15:7) before David captured Jerusalem (2
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
En-Rogel
En-Rogel (Heb. ʿên rōg̱ēl)A spring near Jerusalem. An important landmark on the boundary between the tribes of Judah and Benjamin (cf. Josh. 15:7; 18:16), En-rogel served as the place where Jonathan and Ahimaaz gathered information for David during Absalom’s revolt (2 Sam. 17:17). It was also where
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
En-Rogel
En-Rogel [ĕn rōˊgəl (Heb. ˓ên rōg̱ēl, possibly “spring of the fuller”). A spring near Jerusalem, which once marked the border between Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:7; 18:16). Here David, in exile, received valuable information from a woman concerning the plans of his rebellious son Absalom (2 Sam.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
En-Rogel
EN-ROGEL (Hebrew, “spring of the cleaner”) A spring near Jerusalem along the boundary between Judah and Benjamin (Josh 15:7; 18:16). During the revolt of Absalom, Jonathan and Ahimaaz took up a position at En-Rogel, in order to be able to report news and developments to King David (2 Sam 17:17).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
En-rogel
En-ro´gel (fount of the fuller), a spring which formed one of the landmarks on the boundary line between Judah, Josh. 15:7, and Benjamin. Josh. 18:16. It may be identified with the present “Fountain of the Virgin,” ’Ain Umm ed-Daraj, the perennial source from which the pool of Siloam is supplied.
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