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Enan
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Enan
Enan (עֵינָן‎, einan). The father of Ahira of the tribe of Naphtali (Num 1:15; 2:29; 7:78, 83; 10:27).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Enan (Person)
ENAN (PERSON) [ʿênān (עֵינָן)]. Father of the chief (nāśı̂ʾ, Num 2:29) Ahira of the tribe of Naphtali. Each of the five times that Enan is mentioned in the OT occurs in a tribal list where his mark of distinction is his status as the father of Ahira. Under the leadership of Enan’s son Ahira, the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Enan
Enan. Ahira’s father. Ahira was appointed by Moses as the commander of the tribe of Naphtali during the first census of Israel in the desert of Sinai (Nm 1:15; 2:29; 7:78; 83; 10:27). The name is apparently preserved in the name Hazar-enan (-enon), a town somewhere between Damascus and Hauran (Nm 34:9;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Enan
Enan ēʹnən [Heb. ʿênān—‘fountains’; Gk. Ainan]. The father of Ahira and leader of the tribe of Naphtali, who assisted in the first census of Israel (Nu. 1:15; 2:29; 7:78, 83; 10:27).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Enan
ENAN Ahira’s father. Ahira was appointed by Moses as the commander of the tribe of Naphtali during the first census of Israel in the desert of Sinai (Nm 1:15; 2:29; 7:78, 83; 10:27). The name is apparently preserved in the name Hazar-enan (-enon), a town somewhere between Damascus and Hauran (Nm 34:9;
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Enan
Enan (ee´nuhn; Heb., possibly “little spring [of water]”), the father of Ahira, the tribal leader of Naphtali. He is mentioned five times in tribal lists (Num. 1:15; 2:29; 7:78, 83; 10:27). Functions of his better-known son included leading tribal participation in the census, presenting offerings, and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Enan
ENAN. A Naphtalite whose son Ahira was a prince at the time of the numbering of the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai (Num 1:15; 2:29; 7:83; 10:27). See Haz-ar-Enan.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Enan
Enan (Heb. ʿênān)The father of the Naphtalite chief Ahira (Num. 1:15; 2:29; 7:78, 83; 10:27).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Enan
Enan [ēˊnən] (Heb. ˓ênān “fountains”). The father of Ahira who was a leader of the tribe of Naphtali (Num. 1:15; 2:29; 7:78, 83; 10:27).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Enan
E´nan (having eyes). Ahira ben-Enan was “prince” of the tribe of Naphtali at the time of the numbering of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai. Num. 1:15. (b.c. 1491.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Enan
E´NAN (ēʹnan; “fountain”). The father of Ahira, who was leader of the tribe of Naphtali at the time of the numbering of Israel in the desert of Sinai (Num. 1:15; 2:29; 7:78, 83; 10:27), c. 1440 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Enan
ENAN [E non] — the father of Ahira, leader of the tribe of Naphtali in the days of Moses. Ahira assisted in taking the first census of Israel during their years in the wilderness (Num. 1:15).
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Ahira Son