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Resettled Avvites
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Avvites
Avvites (עַוִּים‎, awwim). Also called “Arvites.” Residents of Avva who were displaced by the king of Assyria (2 Kgs 17:31; see 2 Kgs 17:24). The Avvim of Deut 2:23 and Josh 13:3 also are called Avvites in some translations, but they might not be the same people as the Avvim mentioned in 2 Kgs 17:24,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Avvim (Place)
AVVIM (PLACE) [Heb hāʿawı̂m (הָעַוִים‎)]. 1. A “place” listed in the 1st city list of the tribe of Benjamin (Josh 18:23) between Bethel and Parah (modern Kh. Abu Musarrah, M.R. 177137). There is general agreement among scholars that Avvim actually represents not a geographical name but a gentilic (Joshua
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Avims, Avites (Persons)
Avims, Avites (Persons). kjv forms of Avvim in Deuteronomy 2:23 and Joshua 13:3, respectively.See Avvim (Persons).
Avvim (Persons)
Avvim (Persons). Ancient people who lived in villages near Gaza before they were largely destroyed by a Philistine invasion (Dt 2:23, kjv Avim; Jos 13:3, kjv Avites).
Avvite
Avvite. Designation for the inhabitants of the Syrian district of Avva who were relocated by Shalmaneser of Assyria in Samaria after its conquest in 722 bc (2 Kgs 17:31).See Avva.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Avvim
Avvim avʹim; AVVITES avʹīts [Heb. ‘awwîm], AV AVIM; AVIMS; AVITES. The name of a people and a place.
Avvites
1. The Avvites were early inhabitants of Canaan in the region later known as the Philistine plain, “as far as Gaza.” They were destroyed by the invading Caphtorim (see Caphtor) (Dt. 2:23; cf. Josh. 13:3; 2 K. 17:31).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Avims, Avites
AVIMS*, AVITES* kjv forms of Avvim and Avvites in Deuteronomy 2:23 and Joshua 13:3, respectively. See Avvites.
Avvites
AVVITES1. Ancient people who lived in villages near Gaza before they were largely destroyed by a Philistine invasion (Dt 2:23; Jos 13:3).2. Designation for the inhabitants of the Syrian district of Avva who were relocated by Shalmaneser of Assyria in Samaria after its conquest in 722 bc (2 Kgs 17:31).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Avim
AVIM, AVITES1. An aboriginal Canaanite people who lived in the area around Gaza. At the time of the Philistine invasions, all except a small remnant were destroyed (Deut 2:23; Josh 13:3). See also Hazerim.2. A city S of Bethel in Benjamin (Josh 18:23).3. Inhabitants of Ava (q.v.; 2 Kgs 17:24) in Syria,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Avvim (Person)
AVVIM [ăvˊĭm] (Heb. ˓awwîm (PERSON). The inhabitants of the region later called the Philistine plain, near Gaza, before the Philistines (“Caphtorim”) destroyed them and settled in the area (Deut. 2:23; KJV “Avims”; JB, NIV “Avvites”; cf. Josh. 13:3; KJV “Avites”).
Avvites
Avvites [ăvˊīts] (Heb. hā˓awwîm). Inhabitants of Avva (2 Kgs. 17:24) whom Shalmaneser V of Assyria resettled in the cities of Samaria (v. 31; KJV “Avites”). They worshiped Nibhaz and Tartak.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Avim
A´vim (ruins), A´vims or A´vites.1. A people among the early inhabitants of Palestine, whom we meet with in the southwest corner of the seacoast, whither they may have made their way northward from the desert, Deut. 2:23; probably the same as the Hivites.2. The people of Avva, among the colonists who
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Avim
Avima people dwelling in Hazerim, or “the villages” or “encampments” on the south-west corner of the sea-coast (Deut. 2:23). They were subdued and driven northward by the Caphtorim. A trace of them is afterwards found in Josh. 13:3, where they are called Avites.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Avim
AVIM [AV em] — the name of a tribe and a town in the Old Testament:1. A native tribe of the Canaanites who lived on the Philistine plain “as far as Gaza” (Deut. 2:23). Most of the Avim were destroyed or driven off by the Philistines. The reference to the Avites (Josh. 13:3; Avvim, REB, NRSV) is to these
Avites
AVITES [AV ites] — the name of two tribes in the Old Testament:1. A native tribe of the Canaanites who lived on the Philistine plain (Josh. 13:3). The NKJV also translates this tribe as Avim (Deut. 2:23; Avvim, NRSV, REB).2. The people of Ava, a city of the Assyrian Empire from which people were brought
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AVVIM; AVITES
AVVIM; AVITES<av’-im> <a’-vits> עַוִּים‎ [̀awwim]; [ ἑυαι̂οι, Heuaioi], also unaspirated; also used to represent the name of the Hivites): The early inhabitants of the southern extremity of Canaan afterward occupied by the Philistines (Deuteronomy 2:23; compare Joshua 13:3, 4, the King James
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Avim
Aʹvim, supposed to be the same as the Avites or Hivites, a people occupying the southern part of Palestine, on the Mediterranean coast, who were afterward dispossessed by the Caphtorim or Philistines (Deut. 2:23; Josh. 13:3).
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