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A town of northern Palestine that was assigned to the tribe of Naphtali and later taken by Ben-hadad of Damascus (1 Kgs 15:20–29; 2 Chr 16:4).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
IJON (PLACE) [Heb ʿiyyôn (עִיֹּון)]. A fortified town of Naphtali located at the northernmost end of the Huleh Valley, on the main highway leading from Palestine to Syria. The LXX in Kings renders Ijon as Ain or Nain; and in Chronicles as Iōn or Aiōn. Josephus (Ant 8.12.4) writes Aiōn.Ijon is mentioned
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ijon. Town assigned to Naphtali’s tribe in the extreme north of Palestine. Some identify it with Tell ed-Dibbon between the Litani River and Mt Hermon, but this is disputed. Ijon was one of the towns taken by Ben-hadad of Damascus during Baasha’s reign (c. 900 bc; 1 Kgs 15:20; 2 Chr 16:4). Tiglath-pileser
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
IJON Town assigned to Naphtali’s tribe in the extreme north of Palestine. Some identify it with Tell ed-Dibbon between the Litani River and Mt Hermon, but this is disputed. Ijon was one of the towns taken by Ben-hadad of Damascus during Baasha’s reign (c. 900 bc; 1 Kgs 15:20; 2 Chr 16:4). Tiglath-pileser
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
IJON. A city of Israel in the territory of Naphtali that was captured by Ben-hadad, king of Syria, at the suggestion of Asa king of Judah (1 Kgs 15:20; 2 Chr 16:4). Subsequently, during the reign of Pekah, its inhabitants were taken captive into Assyria by Tiglath-pileser. The city is situated about
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
IJON. A town in N Naphtali taken by the Syrians under *Ben-hadad along with *Dan and *Abel of Beth-maacah (1 Ki. 15:20 = 2 Ch. 16:4). Subsequently captured by Tiglath-pileser III in 733 bc (2 Ki. 15:29). Possibly the Dan-jaan of 2 Sa. 24:6. Generally identified with Tell Dibbin, 30 km N of Lake Huleh.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ijon (Heb. ʿiyôn)A small site in the southern Beqʿa Valley, on the modern Lebanon border near Merj ʿAyyûn (preserving the name; 212235), just N of Metulla on the Israel side. Most of the literary sources list Ijon together with Abel-beth-maʿacah, Dan (Laish), and Hazor in northern Israel—all border
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
IJON A town in the north of the kingdom of Israel, in the territory of Naphtali, conquered by Ben-Hadad in the time of Baasha, King of Israel (1 Kgs. 15:20). During the reign of Pekah, King of Israel, it was conquered again by Tiglath-Pileser III and its inhabitants were deported to Assyria (2 Kgs. 15:29).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
I´jon (a ruin), a town in the north of Palestine, belonging to the tribe of Naphtali. It was taken and plundered by the captains of Ben-hadad, 1 Kings 15:20; 2 Chron. 16:4, and a second time by Tiglath-pileser. 2 Kings 15:29. It was situated a few miles northwest of the site of Dan, in a fertile and
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
I´JON (iʹjon; “a ruin”). A frontier town in the N of Palestine, in the hills of Naphtali—a store city. It was captured in the days of Asa by Ben-hadad (1 Kings 15:20; 2 Chron. 16:4), and later by Tiglath-pileser (2 Kings 15:29). It is thought to be Tell el-Dibbin, in the fertile valley of Merj ’Ayûn