The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Enaim (עֵינַיִם‎, einayim). A place “on the way to Timnah” from Adullam (Gen 38:14) where Tamar disguised herself as a prostitute (Gen 38:21). If Enaim (meaning “eyes”) is the same as Enam (Josh 15:34), then it is located in the Shephelah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Enaim (Place)
ENAIM (PLACE) [Heb ʿênayim (עֵינַיִם)]. Place “on the way to Timnah” where the sexual encounter between Tamar and her father-in-law, Judah, took place (Gen 38:14, 21). Its occurrence in the phrase of v 14, bĕpetaḥ ʿênayim, has been interpreted either, following the Targums, the Peshitta, and the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Enaim, Enam
Enaim, Enam. Obscure Hebrew term used only in Genesis 38:14, 21, translated “open place” in the kjv. It was probably the name of a place located in the hill country of Judah, southeast of Jerusalem, between Timnah and Adullam. It may have been a variant form of Enam (Jos 15:34), a location in the Judean
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Enaim ē-nāʹəm [Heb. ʿênayim—‘two fountains’ or ‘double fountain’; Gk. Ainan] (Gen. 38:14, 21); AV “open place,” “openly”; NEB “(where the road) forks.” One of the fourteen cities of Judah in the Shephelah or low hill country between the mountains of Judah and the coastal plain. It is the same as
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Enaim (Heb. ʿênayim)A town on the way to Timnah from Adullam. It was on the outskirts of this town that Tamar, posing as a temple prostitute, was propositioned by her father-in-law Judah (Gen. 38:14, 21). Many scholars equate Enaim with Enam in the Shephelah of Judah (Josh. 15:34). Its location is
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Enaim [ĭ nāˊəm] (Heb. ˓ênayim “two fountains” or “double fountain”). An unidentified place “on the road to Timnah” (Gen. 38:14, 21; KJV “open place,” “openly”), i.e., in the Shephelah of Judah; perhaps the same as Enam (Josh. 15:34). Here the widowed Tamar awaited her father-in-law and he, thinking
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ENAIM<e-na’-im> ([עֵינַיִם‎, ̀enayim], “place of a fountain”; [Αἰνάν, Ainan]; Genesis 38:14 (the King James Version “in an open place”; Genesis 38:21 the King James Version “openly”)): A place which lay between Adullam and Timnath; probably the same as Enam (Joshua 15:34). Also mentioned
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ENAIM (ə nāʹ ĭm) or ENAM (Ēʹ năm) Place-name meaning “two eyes or springs.” A village near Timnah, where Tamar seduced Judah (Gen. 38:14). It is probably the same as Enam in the tribal territory of Judah (Josh. 15:34). The exact location is not known. See Timnah.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Enaim i-nay’im (עֵינַיִםH6542, possibly “[two] eyes” or “double spring”). A town “on the road to Timnah”; at its entrance Tamar, disguising herself as a prostitute, seduced her father-in-law Judah because he had not given her as a wife to his son Shelah (Gen. 38:14, 21). Enaim is widely regarded to
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ENAIM, ē̇-nāʹim (עֵינַיִם‎, ‛ēnayim, “place of a fountain”; Αἰνάν, Ainán; Gen 38:14 [AV “in an open place”; ver 21 AV “openly”]): A place which lay between Adullam and Timnath; probably the same as Enam (Josh 15:34). Also mentioned in close connection with Adullam, It was in the Shephelah of Judah.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ENAIM i-nay´im [עֵינַיִםʿenayim]. Means “two springs.” An unknown location between Timnah and Adullah where TAMAR disguised herself as a prostitute (Gen 38:14) to ensnare her father-in-law Judah.