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Horonites
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Horonites
Horonites (חֹרֹנִי‎, choroniy). A description used for Sanballat (Neh 2:10, 19; 13:28). The meaning of the designation is unknown.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Horonite
Horonite. Reference to either the residence or birthplace of Sanballat who opposed Nehemiah’s restoration program (Neh 2:10, 19; 13:28). The name probably derives from the two cities of Upper and Lower Beth-horon.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Horonite
Horonite horʹo-nīt [Heb. ḥōrōnî]. An appellation given to Sanballat, one of those who opposed Nehemiah (Neh. 2:10, 19; 13:28). It probably denotes that he was an inhabitant of Beth-horon.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Horonite
HORONITE Reference to either the residence or birthplace of Sanballat, who opposed Nehemiah’s restoration program (Neh 2:10, 19; 13:28). The name probably derives from the two cities of Upper and Lower Beth-horon.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Horonite
HORONITE. A title given to Sanballat, an opponent of Nehemiah (Neh 2:10, 19; 13:28). It probably indicates that he was a native of Beth-horon.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Horonite
Horonite (Heb. ḥōrōnɩ̂)An appellative of Sanballat, one of the rivals of Nehemiah (Neh 2:10, 19; 13:28), apparently indicating his place of birth. The name may refer to the Moabite city Horonaim, but more likely it refers to Beth-horon, located on the road from Samaria to Jerusalem.Paul L. Redditt
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Horonite
Horonite [hôrˊə nīt] (Heb. ḥōrōnî). An appellation given to Sanballat, one of those who opposed Nehemiah in the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem (Neh. 2:10, 19; 13:28). The name could mean that Sanballat was from Horonaim, in which case he would have been a Moabite. Josephus, however, calls
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Horonite
Hor´onite (native of Horonaim), The, the designation of Sanballat. Neh. 2:10, 19; 13:28. It is derived by Gesenius from Horonaim.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Horonite, the
HOR´ONITE, THE (hōrʹo-nit). An epithet of Sanballat (only in Neh. 2:10, 19; 13:28). Fürst and Gesenius derive it from Beth-horon, whereas Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance and Robinson’s Gesenius take it from Horonaim. On the latter supposition Sanballat was a Moabite, and this would accord well with
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Horonite
Horonitethe designation of Sanballat (Neh. 2:10, 19), a native of Horonaim, or of one of the two Beth-horons, the “upper” or the “nether,” mentioned in Josh. 16:3, 5.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Horonite
HORONITE [HOHR uh night] — a title given to Sanballat, an enemy of Nehemiah (Neh. 2:10, 19). He was probably a native of Beth Horon in Samaria.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HORONITE
HORONITE<hor’-o-nit>, <ho’-ro-nit> ([הַחֹרֹנִי‎, ha-choroni]): an appellation of Sanballat (Neh 2:10, 19; 13:28), as an inhabitant of BETH-HORON (which see).