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Karnaim
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also, Ashteroth-Karnaim (עַשְׁתְּרֹת קַרְנַיִם‎, ashteroth qarnayim), “Ashteroth of the two horns.” The place where Chedorlaomer and his allies defeated the Rephaim; probably the same city as the capital of Og, king of Bashan.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ashteroth-Karnaim
Ashteroth-Karnaim (עַשְׁתָּרֹת‎, ashtaroth). Also, Ashteroth-Karnaim (עַשְׁתְּרֹת קַרְנַיִם‎, ashteroth qarnayim), “Ashteroth of the two horns.” The place where Chedorlaomer and his allies defeated the Rephaim; probably the same city as the capital of Og, king of Bashan.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Karnaim
Karnaim. Town situated along the King’s Highway and along one of the northeastern tributaries of the Yarmuk River, 22 miles east of the Sea of Galilee on the Transjordan plateau. The prophet Amos prophesied against Karnaim (also spelled Carnaim), foretelling its impending destruction on account of its
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Karnaim
Karnaim kär-nāʹəm [Heb. qarnāyim] (Am. 6:13); AV HORNS; NEB POWER; cf. NEB mg A city in north Gilead; modern Sheikh Sa’d, Syria, perhaps identical with Ashteroth-karnaim of Gen. 14:5 and Carnaim of 1 Macc. 5:26, 43f.; 2 Macc. 12:21, 26. The NEB rendering underlines the play on the meanings of Karnaim,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Karnaim
KARNAIM Town situated along the King’s Highway and along one of the northeastern tributaries of the Yarmuk River, 22 miles (35.4 kilometers) east of the Sea of Galilee on the Transjordan Plateau. The prophet Amos prophesied against Karnaim (also spelled Carnaim), foretelling its impending destruction
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Karnaim
Karnaim (Heb. qarnāyɩ́m; Gk. Karnaim)A fortress-city in Gilead. Located at modern Tell Sheikh Ṣa ʿd/Tel Ṣaʿd (247249), on a northern tributary of the middle Yarmuk River ca. 32 km. (20 mi.) E of the Sea of Galilee and 5 km. (3 mi.) N of Ashtaroth, it is perhaps identical with postexilic Carnaim (1
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Karnaim
Karnaim [kärnāˊəm] (Heb. qarnāyim “two horns” or “peaks”).† A fortress-city in Gilead. Located at modern Sheikh Sa˓d, on a northern tributary of the middle Yarmuk river about 32 km. (20 mi.) east of the Sea of Galilee and 5 km. (3 mi.) north of Ashtaroth), it is identical with Ashteroth-Karnaim
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Karnaim; Karnein
KARNAIM; KARNEIN The capital of the Bashan under Aramean and Assyrian rule, after the decline of neighboring Ashtaroth, whose name it annexed, being known as Ashtaroth Karnaim. In the Hellenistic period it was called Karnein (2 Macc. 12:21; Authorized Version: ‘Carrion’). Identified with Sheikh Saad,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Karnaim
KARNA´IM (karnaʹyim). A place mentioned in Amos 6:13 as either a literal city or district of unknown location or a figurative place whose meaning is “horns.” The prophet then would be ridiculing wicked Israel for having overcome the “horns,” a symbol of strength, by strength.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Karnaim
KARNAIM [kar NAY im] (two horns) — a city in northern Transjordan (Amos 6:13). It is probably the same place as Ashteroth Karnaim (Gen. 14:5).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Karnaim
KARNAIM (Kär nā ĭm) Place-name meaning “horns.” A city in northern Transjordan. The same as Ashteroth-karnaim and Ashtaroth. Amos used the name of this city and that of Lo-Debar to make a word play (Amos 6:13). See Ashtaroth; Lo-Debar (for the details of the word play).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Karnaim
Karnaim kahr-nay’im (קַרְנַיִםH7969, “[two] horns”). Also Carnaim. A city in N Transjordan that was captured by the Israelites (Amos 6:13; KJV, “horns”). It is identified with modern Sheikh Saʿd, c. 23 mi. E of the Sea of Galilee. Karnaim eventually replaced nearby Ashtaroth (see also Ashteroth Karnaim)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
KARNAIM
KARNAIM kahr-nay´im [קַרְנָיִםqarnayim]. A place cited by Amos (6:13) in a sarcastic rhetorical question, and probably the same as ASHTEROTH-KARNAIM (Gen 14:5) and perhaps also CARNAIM (1 Macc 5:26).
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