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Shen
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A town in the hill country of Ephraim taken by Abijah during his war with Jeroboam I (2 Chr 13:19). The place called Shen (שֵׁן‎, shen) in the Masoretic Text of 1 Sam 7:12 is likely the same, since the Syriac Peshitta and Greek Septuagint of this verse appear to be translated from a Hebrew version with the name Jeshanah.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jeshanah
Jeshanah (יְשָׁנָה‎, yeshanah). A town in the hill country of Ephraim taken by Abijah during his war with Jeroboam I (2 Chr 13:19). The place called Shen (שֵׁן‎, shen) in the Masoretic Text of 1 Sam 7:12 is likely the same, since the Syriac Peshitta and Greek Septuagint of this verse appear to be translated
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jeshanah (Place)
JESHANAH (PLACE) [Heb yĕšānâ (יְשָׁנָה)]. A town named in the Chronicler’s account of the defeat of the N Israelite king Jeroboam I by the S Judean king Abijah. Jeshanah is mentioned with Bethel and Ephron as cities which Abijah captured (2 Chr 13:19). Albright (1922: 125–26) identified the site
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jeshanah
Jeshanah. Border city in the hill country of Ephraim which King Abijah of Judah (913–910 bc) seized from King Jeroboam 1 (930–909 bc) and the northern kingdom during a civil war (2 Chr 13:19). The Greek and Syriac reading of “Jeshanah” as one of the towns between which Samuel erected the Ebenezer stone
Shen
Shen. kjv form of Jeshanah, a town near which the prophet Samuel set up the Ebenezer stone, in 1 Samuel 7:12.See Jeshanah.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jeshanah
Jeshanah jeshʹə-nə, jə-shäʹnə [Heb. yešānâ—‘old (city)’? (2 Ch. 13:19); šēn (1 S. 7:12)]. A city named with Bethel and Ephron (variant Ephrain) among the places taken by Abijah from Jeroboam (2 Ch. 13:19). Most authorities agree that this name should be read for šēn in 1 S. 7:12, as evidence
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jeshanah
JESHANAH Border city in the hill country of Ephraim that King Abijah of Judah (913–910 bc) seized from King Jeroboam I (930–909 bc) and the northern kingdom during a civil war (2 Chr 13:19). The Greek and Syriac reading of “Jeshanah” as one of the towns between which Samuel erected the Ebenezer stone
Shen
SHEN* Alternate form of Jeshanah, a town near which the prophet Samuel set up the Ebenezer stone, in 1 Samuel 7:12. See Jeshanah.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jeshanah
Jeshanah (jesh´uh-nuh; Heb., “old”), a city on the border of Judah and Israel, probably modern Burj el-Isaneh about six miles southeast of Shiloh. Its capture by Abijah in his war with Jeroboam I is related in 2 Chron. 13:19.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jeshanah
JESHANAH. One of the cities taken by King Abijah of Judah in a war with Jeroboam II (2 Chr 13:19). The RSV has Jeshanah for Shen in 1 Sam 7:12. The most probable location is Burj el-Isaneh, about three miles N of Jifneh.
Shen
SHEN. A geographical location meaning “tooth” apparently referring to a projecting rock. Between this spot and Mizpah Samuel set up the stone Ebenezer commemorating Israel’s victory over the Philistines (1 Sam 7:12). The RSV identifies it with Jeshanah (q.v.) of 2 Chr 13:19.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jeshanah
Jeshanah (Heb. yĕšānâ)A city on the border of Israel and Judah taken by Abijah during his war with Jeroboam I (2 Chr. 13:19). It is probably also mentioned at 1 Sam. 7:12 (so NRSV, following LXX and Tg.; MT Heb. šēn). Later the headquarters of Antigonus’ general Pappus, the city was captured by
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jeshanah
Jeshanah [jĕshˊə nə] (Heb. yešānā “old [city]”).† A city on the border of Israel and Judah taken by Abijah during his war with Jeroboam I (2 Chr. 13:19). It is probably also mentioned at 1 Sam. 7:12 (so RSV, JB; KJV, NIV “Shen,” following MT Heb. šēn). Later the headquarters of
Shen
Shen [shĕn] (Heb. haššēn “the tooth, sharp point”). A place near Mizpah in the territory of Benjamin where Samuel erected a stone to commemorate Israel’s victory over the Philistines (KJV, NIV, 1 Sam. 7:12). Shen is generally regarded as identical to Jeshanah (so RSV, JB; cf. LXX tḗs
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jeshanah
Jesh´anah (old), a town which, with its dependent villages, was one of the three taken from Jeroboam by Abijah. 2 Chron. 13:19.
Shen
Shen (tooth), a place mentioned only in 1 Sam. 7:12. Nothing is known of it.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jeshanah
JESH´ANAH (jeshʹa-na; “old”).1. One of the cities of Israel that was taken with its suburbs from Jeroboam by Abijah, king of Judah (2 Chron. 13:19). It is probably to be identified with Burj el-Isaneh, three miles N of Jifneh.2. One of the gates of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s time, referred to as the “Old
Shen
SHEN (shen; Heb. with article hashshēn, “the tooth”). Between this place and Mizpah Samuel set up the stone Ebenezer to commemorate the rout of the Philistines (1 Sam. 7:12). The name may indicate a projecting point of rock (14:4) or a place situated upon such a point. Its exact locality is unknown.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Shen
Shena tooth, probably some conspicuous tooth-shaped rock or crag (1 Sam. 7:12), a place between which and Mizpeh Samuel set up his “Ebenezer.” In the Hebrew the word has the article prefixed, “the Shen.” The site is unknown.
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