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Jamnia
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also known as Jabneh or Yavneh. An important city on the coastal plain, about 12 miles south of Joppa and about 9 miles north of Ashdod. The city is about 4 miles inland from the Mediterranean. According to 2 Chr 26:6, King Uzziah of Judah took the city from the Philistines. The city is notable for being the location of the hypothetical Council of Jamnia. According to the Talmud, Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai moved to Jamnia before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 ad and secured permission from the Romans to found a rabbinical school (b. Gittin 56a—b).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jamnia
Jamnia Also known as Jabneh or Yavneh. An important city on the coastal plain, about 12 miles south of Joppa and about 9 miles north of Ashdod. The city is about 4 miles inland from the Mediterranean. According to 2 Chr 26:6, King Uzziah of Judah took the city from the Philistines. The city is notable
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jemnaan
Jemnaan jemʹnə-än [Gk. Iemnaan] (Jth. 2:28, AV, NEB); RSV JAMNIA. A coastal city in Palestine terrorized by the Holofernes. See Jabneel 2.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jamnia
Jamnia (Gk. Iamneɩ́a)Hebrew Yavneh, a city in the coastal plain of ancient Palestine S of Jaffa. It is mentioned in 2 Chr. 26:6 (Jabneh) and in the late Hellenistic age, in the Apocrypha (e.g., 2 Macc. 12:8–9, 40), and in classical sources. Jamnia had its own harbor during Phoenician, Hellenistic, and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jamnia
Jamnia [jămˊnĭ ə] (Gk. Iamneia). A town on the coastal plain of Judah, 6 km. (4 mi.) inland from the Mediterranean Sea and 48 km. (30 mi.) from Jerusalem; modern Yebnā. Jamnia served as the base of operation of the Seleucid generals Gorgias (1 Macc. 4:15; 5:58), Apollonius (10:69), and
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Jabneh; Jabneel; Jamnia
JABNEH; JABNEEL; JAMNIA a) A town in the northern part of the territory of Judah, close to the Mediterranean coast (Josh. 15:11), and one of the cities of the Philistines whose walls were breached by Uzziah, King of Judah (2 Chr. 26:6). Known in the Hellenistic period as lamania, it was at one time the
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Jamnia
Jamnia (or Jabneh). A city c. 13 miles S. of Joppa. After the fall of *Jerusalem (AD 70), an assembly of religious teachers was established at Jamnia; this body was regarded as to some extent replacing the *Sanhedrin, though it did not possess the same representative character or national authority.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JEMNAAN
JEMNAAN<jem’-na-an> ([ Ἰεμνάαν, Iemnaan]): A city on the coast of Palestine; mentioned among those affected by the expedition of Holofernes (Judith 2:28; 3:1 ff). The name is used for Jabniel, generally called “Jamnia” by the Greek writers.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Jemnaan
Jemnaan jem’nay-uhn. KJV alternate Apoc. form of Jabneel, Jamnia (Jdt. 2:28).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Jemnaan
JEMNAAN, jemʹnā̇-an (Ἰεμνάαν, Iemnáan): A city on the coast of Pal; mentioned among those affected by the expedition of Holofernes (Jth 2:28; 3:1 ff). The name is used for Jabniel, generally called “Jamnia” by the Gr writers.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JABNEEL
JABNEEL jab´nee-uhl [יַבְנְאֵלyavneʾel]. 1. A place in the northwestern corner of the territory of Judah (Josh 15:11), also known as Jabneh or Jamnia. Its location corresponds to present-day Yibna. It is one of the cities upon which fear and dread of Holofernes falls in the face of his military campaign
The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media
Yavneh
Yavneh/Jamnia Yavneh (Greek name: Jamnia) is a small city (pop. < 40,000) in Israel near the coast, 25 kilometres (about 15.5 miles) south of Tel Aviv. According to rabbinic sources, during the first several decades after the temple’s destruction in 70 CE, Yavneh served as the meeting place for a group