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Shunem
A town in Issachar that was a Philistine encampment during an Israelite-Philistine battle under Saul.
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shunem (Place)
SHUNEM (PLACE) [Heb šûnēm (שׁוּנֵם)]. SHUNAMMITE. A town in the hill territory of Issachar (Josh 19:18), at the foot of the hill of Moreh, identified with modern Solem (M.R. 181223). Surface surveys have yielded remains from the MB age to the Islamic period; most historical information is from the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shunem
Shunem. Village of Issachar’s tribe (Jos 19:18) strategically located in the Jezreel Valley. Shunem (modern Sulem) is about three-and-a-half miles north of Jezreel, situated on the outer hills of Mt Moreh. Both Shunem and Jezreel guard the eastern approach to the Jezreel Valley from Beth-shan through
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shunem
Shunem shoo̅ʹnəm [Heb. šûnēm]. A border town at the foot of the hill of Moreh in the territory of the tribe of Issachar (Josh. 19:18). It is listed as a royal Canaanite city during the LB period. It was closely associated with the lives of Saul and Elisha. Scholars identify it with Sôlem, a village
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Shunem
SHUNEM Village of Issachar’s tribe (Jos 19:18) strategically located in the Jezreel Valley. Shunem (modern Sulem) is about three and a half miles (5.6 kilometers) north of Jezreel, situated on the outer hills of Mt Moreh. Both Shunem and Jezreel guard the eastern approach to the Jezreel Valley from Beth-shan
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shunem
Shunem (shoo´nuhm), a town on the southern border of Issachar (Josh. 19:18) guarding the pass to the Valley of Jezreel on the north, opposite the town of Jezreel at the foot of Mount Gilboa. It is identified with modern Solem. Shunem is mentioned in the fifteenth-century bce conquest lists of the Egyptian
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Shunem
SHUNEM. A town in the territory assigned to the tribe of Issachar (Josh 19:18). The Canaanite city of his name is mentioned in the Egyptian records of Thutmose III, and in the Amarna letters as Shunama. The Philistines encamped at Shunem before Saul’s last battle against them at Gilboa (1 Sam 28:4).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Shunem, Shunammite
SHUNEM, SHUNAMMITE. A town (probably modern Solem) in the territory of Issachar near Jezreel (Jos. 19:18), Shunem (šûnēm) was the site of the Philistine camp before the battle of Gilboa (1 Sa. 28:4).Elisha sojourned in Shunem frequently in the home of a generous woman (called the Shunammite, a feminine
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shunem
Shunem (Heb. šûnēm), SHUNAMMITE (šûnammɩ̂ṯ)A town in the territory of Issachar (Josh. 19:18), located near Mt. Gilboa at the foot of the hill of Moreh, on the eastern edge of the Jezreel Plain. The site is ca. 8 km. (5 mi.) S of Mt. Tabor on the lower southwest slope of the Nebī Daḥī. The valley
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Shunammite, Shunem
SHUNAMMITE [shōōˊnə mīt] (Heb. šûnammîṯ “woman of Shunem”), SHUNEM [shōōˊnəm] (šûmēm).† Shunem was a town on the site of modern Sôlem, on the southern slope of the Nebī Daḥī (see Moreh 2), east across the valley of Jezreel from Megiddo and ca. 11 km. (7 mi.) south of Nazareth.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Shunem
SHUNEM A town in the territory of Issachar (Josh 19:18), near Mount Gilboa. It is mentioned in a list of Tuthmosis III, and the El Amarna letters contain a reference to its destruction by Labaya prince of Shechem. The lands of the destroyed city became Pharaoh’s domain. A Philistine army gathered at
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Shunem
SHUNEM A town in the territory of Issachar, north of Mount Gilboa (Josh 19:18). The Philistines camped at Shunem before the battle with Saul at Gilboa (1 Sam 28:4). The town was also the home of Abishag, the beautiful maiden who became the caretaker of David in his old age (1 Kgs 1:3–4). Adonijah made
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shunem
Shu´nem (double resting-place), one of the cities allotted to the tribe of Issachar. Josh. 19:18. It is mentioned on two occasions—1 Sam. 28:4; 2 Kings 4:8. It was besides the native place of Abishag. 1 Kings 1:3. It is mentioned by Eusebius as five miles south of Mount Tabor, and then known as Sulem.
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