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Laban (campsite)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of the places along the Israelites’ wilderness route. The mention of Laban with Hazeroth and Dizahab in Deut 1:1 suggests that it may have been located in the Sinai region. Laban may be the same as the Libnah listed in Num 33:20–21, the sixth Israelite encampment after the wilderness of Sinai.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Laban
Laban, Place (לָבָן‎, lavan). One of the places along the Israelites’ wilderness route. The mention of Laban with Hazeroth and Dizahab in Deut 1:1 suggests that it may have been located in the Sinai region. Laban may be the same as the Libnah listed in Num 33:20–21, the sixth Israelite encampment after
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Laban (Place)
LABAN (PLACE) [Heb lābān (לָבָן)]. One of the Exodus encampments of the Israelites, mentioned in only a very general way in Deut 1:1 along with Hazeroth and Dizahab, suggesting that it be located somewhere in the Sinai. It may be the same as the Libnah listed in Num 33:20–21 between Rimmon-perez and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Laban (Place)
Laban (Place). Israelite camping place in Sinai (Dt 1:1). Some equate it with the Libnah of Numbers 33:20, 21. Proposals for its location have ranged from just south of Rabbathammon to the Arabian coast south of Elath. Its site is still unknown.See Wilderness Wanderings.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Laban
Laban lāʹbən [Heb. lāḇān—‘white’; Gk. Lobon]. A location mentioned along with Paran, Tophel, Hazeroth, and Dizahab in Dt. 1:1, towns on the way to Mt. Seir in the Sinai. Some scholars have identified it with Libnah, the third stopping-place of the tribes of Israel after Hazeroth (Nu. 33:20). Aharoni
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Laban (Place)
LABAN (Place) Israelite camping place in Sinai (Dt 1:1). Some equate it with the Libnah of Numbers 33:20–21. Proposals for its location have ranged from just south of Rabbath-ammon to the Arabian coast south of Elath. Its site is still unknown.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Laban
Laban (lay´buhn; Heb., “white” or “pale”).1 An unknown location east of the Jordan connected with the Israelites’ wilderness wandering (Deut. 1:1); some scholars identify it with Libnah (Num. 33:20).2 A member of Abraham’s ancestral family through Nahor, Abraham’s brother; he was the brother of Rebekah
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Laban
LABAN (Heb. laḇan, ‘white’).1. A descendant of Abraham’s brother Nahor (Gn. 22:20–23), son of Bethuel (Gn. 28:5), Rebekah’s brother (Gn. 24:47ff.) and uncle and father-in-law of Jacob (Gn. 27:43; 28:2). Laban’s branch of the family had remained in Harran, but the close ethnic affinity was maintained
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Laban (Place)
Laban (Heb. lāḇān) (PLACE)A place associated with the Exodus wanderings (Deut. 1:1). Although listed with other sites which are most likely located in the Sinai, its precise location is unknown. Some scholars identify it with Libnah, which appears in Num. 33:20–21 with some of the places cited in
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Laban (Place)
LABAN [lāˊbən] (Heb. lāḇān “white”) (PLACE).† An unknown place east of the Jordan, perhaps in Moab, named in describing the Israelites’ wilderness wanderings (Deut. 1:1). Laban has sometimes been identified with Libnah 1 (Num. 33:20), but the latter was probably in the wilderness of Paran between
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Laban
La´ban (white).1. Son of Bethuel, brother of Rebekah and father of Leah and Rachel. (b.c. about 1860–1740.) The elder branch of the family remained at Haran, Mesopotamia, when Abraham removed to the land of Canaan, and it is there that we first meet with Laban, as taking the leading part in the betrothal
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Laban
LA´BAN (lāʹban; “white”).1. The son of Bethuel (Gen. 28:5), grandson of Nahor, Abraham’s kinsman, and brother of Rebekah (Gen. 24:15, 29); an Aramean herd owner of Mesopotamia. He united with his father, according to the usual custom, in consenting to the marriage of Rebekah to Isaac (24:29–33, 50–59),
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Laban (Place)
Laban (place) lay’buhn (לָבָןH4239, “white” or “Moon God”). A city in the area of encampment of Israel, across the Jordan in the Arabah (Deut. 1:1). In this area, Moses spoke to Israel the words contained in Deuteronomy, just before his death. It is perhaps the same as Libnah, but the location is unknown.