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One of the towns in the district of Samaria that was fortified to prepare for the invasion of the Assyrian general Holofernes (Judith 4:4).
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KONA (PLACE) [Gk Kōna (Κωνα)]. A site mentioned in the book of Judith which is otherwise unknown (Jdt 4:4). Kona is one of the towns which prepares to meet the onslaught of Holofernes as he comes down from the N. It is located, according to the author of Judith, N of Jerusalem. The name was early corrupted
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kona kōʹnə [Gk. Kōna, Kōla, Keila; A kōmas—‘villages’]; AV “the villages”; NEB CONA. A place mentioned in Jth. 4:4. The people of Judea had only recently returned from Exile and were preparing to defend the hills and the passes. Kona is mentioned with several other places after the phrase “and to
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
KONAE<ko’-ne> ([Κωνά, Kona): Some manuscripts have [κώμας, komas], from which we have in the King James Version “the villages.” The name occurs in the account of the measures taken to secure the country against Holofernes (Judith 4:4). If Kona be correct, we may possibly identify the place with
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