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Horonaim
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Horonaim
Horonaim (חוֹרֹנַיִם‎, choronayim). A place in southern Moab that is mentioned four times in prophetic oracles against Moab (Isa 15:5; Jer 48:3, 5, 34). It is also mentioned in a ninth-century inscription of Mesha, a Moabite king.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Horonaim (Place)
HORONAIM (PLACE) [Heb ḥōrônayim (חֹרֹונַיִם)]. A name which occurs four times in the Hebrew Bible and once in the 9th-century b.c.e. inscription of the Moabite king Mesha (Isa 15:5; Jer 48:3, 5, 34; ANET, 321, lines 31–32). The biblical references are included in prophetic oracles against Moab; the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Horonaim
Horonaim. Moabite settlement of uncertain location, listed in prophetic oracles against Moab (Is 15:5; Jer 48:3, 5, 34). It fell to Alexander Janneus, but the Hasmonean rule was subsequently returned to King Aretas by John Hyrcanus (Josephus, Antiq. 13.15.4; 14.1.4).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Horonaim
Horonaim hôr-ə-n-aʹəm [Heb. ḥôrōnayim—‘two hollows’]. A place in the south of Moab, close to Zoar, lying at the foot of a plateau (2 S. 13:34). It is mentioned on the Moabite Stone (line 32) as a city to which one descends. Isa. 15:5 speaks of “the way to Horonaim,” and Jer. 48:5 of the “descent”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Horonaim
HORONAIM Moabite settlement of uncertain location, listed in prophetic oracles against Moab (Is 15:5; Jer 48:3–5, 34). It fell to Alexander Janneus, but the Hasmonean rule was subsequently returned to King Aretas by John Hyrcanus (Josephus’s Antiquities 13.15.4; 14.1.4).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Horonaim
Horonaim (hor´uh-nay´im), a Moabite city mentioned by both Isaiah (15:5) and Jeremiah (48:3, 5, 34). The Isaiah passage refers specifically to “the road to Horonaim” and 2 Sam. 13:34 also mentions “the Horonaim road,” which was by the side of a mountain; Jer. 48:34 speaks of “the ascent of Luhith” and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Horonaim
HORONAIM. A city of Moab, site uncertain. It is mentioned in Isa 15:5; Jer 48:3, 5, 34 and on the Moabite Stone (11.31–32). The references indicate that it was probably between the highlands of Moab and the Arabah.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Horonaim
HORONAIM. A town of Moab (Is. 15:5; Je. 48:3, 5, 34) which lay at the foot of a plateau close to Zoar. The *Moabite Stone refers to it in line 32. Some would identify it with el-‘Araq, 500 m below the plateau, where there are springs, gardens and caves. It may, however, be Oronae, taken from the Arabs
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Horonaim
Horonaim (Heb. ḥōrōnayim)A place in southern Moab mentioned in the oracles against Moab (Isa. 15:5; Jer. 48:3, 5, 34) and on the Moabite Stone. In Isaiah’s oracle the expression “road to Horonaim” is used parallel to the “ascent of Luhith.” This seems to indicate that Horonaim was located along a roadway
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Horonaim
Horonaim [hôrˊə nāˊəm] (Heb. ḥôrōnayim “two caves”).† A place in southern Moab, apparently located at the foot of the Moabite plateau (Jer. 48:5). It is named in oracles against Moab (Isa. 15:5; Jer. 48:3, 34), and is mentioned in the Moabite Stone as a place defeated by King Mesha (Moab..
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Horonaim
Horona´im (two caverns), a town of Moab, possibly a sanctuary, named with Zoar and Luhith. Isa. 15:5; Jer. 48:3, 5, 34.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Horonaim
HORONA´IM (hōrʹo-naʹim; “double cave”). A city of Moab, on the mountain slope of Luhith, along the route of the invading Assyrians (Isa. 15:5; Jer. 48:3, 5, 34). It is probably el-‘Arak.
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