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Kona
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kona
Kona (Κωνα, Kōna). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kona (Place)
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
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
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
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Kona
Kona koh’nuh (Κωνα). An otherwise unknown locality mentioned in the book of Judith (Jdt. 4:4; the KJV, following a different reading, has “the villages”). See also Kola.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Konae
KONAE, kōʹnē (Κωνά, Kōná): Some MSS have κώμας, kō̇mas, from which we have in AV “the villages.” The name occurs in the account of the measures taken to secure the country against Holofernes (Jth 4:4). If Kōna be correct, we may possibly identify the place with Cyamon.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
KONA
KONA koh´nuh [Κωνά Kōna]. Kona is mentioned in Jdt 4:4 as one of the towns taking defensive measures against HOLOFERNES. According to the narrative, Kona is north of Jerusalem. Its specific location is unknown; given the genre of Judith, quite possibly the town is fictitious.