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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
PUNON (PLACE) [Heb pûnōn (פּוּנֹן)]. A place in the Wadi ʿArabah (Num 33:42–43). The place is generally identified with Gk Phainô, the present Faynân, the center of copper mining and smelting activities in the Chalcolithic period, the EB Age, the Iron Age, and the late Roman and early Byzantine periods,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Punon. Town identified with the modern Feiran, lying on the eastern side of the Arabah in the hill country of Edom. Punon lay conveniently on the road from Edom through the Negeb to Egypt. It enjoyed an abundant supply of water and the presence of copper. Punon became an ancient smelting center of copper
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Punon pūnʹnon, pōōnōn [Heb. pûnōn]. A place of encampment for the Israelites, located between Zalmonah and Oboth, mentioned in the itinerary of Nu. 33. Punon, the Gr. Phainōn, has been identified with modern Feinân, a large copper-smelting site on the eastern edge of the Arabah. Punon was in ancient
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
PUNON Town identified with the modern Feinan, lying on the eastern side of the Arabah in the hill country of Edom. Punon lay conveniently on the road from Edom through the Negev to Egypt. It enjoyed an abundant supply of water and the presence of copper. Punon became an ancient smelting center of copper
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
PUNON. One of the stations in the wilderness journey of the Israelites after the exodus from Egypt (Num 33:42 f.). It was situated on the eastern side of the Arabah about 25 miles S of the Dead Sea. Located at the junction of two wadis, it is modern Khirbet Feinan, a large well-watered site with potsherds
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Punon (Heb. pûnōn)A campsite during the Israelite exodus from Egypt, located between Zalmonah and Oboth (Num. 33:42–43). Punon is commonly associated with modern Fênân (197004), a copper smelting site active in the Chalcolithic, Early Bronze, and Iron Ages. Excavations at the site have yielded Edomite,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
PUNON One of the stations on the route of the Exodus, between Zalmon and Oboth (Num. 33:42–3). Identified with Feinan, 30 miles south of the Dead Sea, it was known in the Roman period as Finon, or Fainon. The region is comparatively rich in water and arable soil, which contributed to its importance.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
PU´NON (pūʹnon). A station of the Israelites in their journey to Canaan (Num. 33:42), E of the mountains of Edom, a tribal seat of the Edomite phylarch (Gen. 36:41). It lay next beyond Zalmonah, between it and Oboth. According to Jerome it was “a little village in the desert, where copper was dug up