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Syene
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
(Heb. סְוֵנֵה‎, seweneh; Aram. סון‎, swn; Gk. Συήνης, Syēnēs). The southernmost settlement of Egypt and sister town to Elephantine. The name Syene derives from the Egyptian word for “trade.”
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Syene
Syene (Heb. סְוֵנֵה‎, seweneh; Aram. סון‎, swn; Gk. Συήνης, Syēnēs). The southernmost settlement of Egypt and sister town to Elephantine. The name Syene derives from the Egyptian word for “trade.”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Syene (Place)
SYENE (PLACE) [Heb sĕwēnēh (סְוֵנֵה)]. An ancient Egyptian town, modern Aswan, on the E bank of the Nile near the first cataract (24°03´N; 33°00´E) mentioned three times in the Bible (Isa 49:12; Ezek 29:10; 30:6). Syene is referred to in Isa 49:12 in an oracle of salvation in which the dispersed people
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Syene
Syene. Southern Egyptian village (modern Aswan) demarcating Egypt’s border with Ethiopia. The Hebrew form possibly derives from a word for “market” or “trading center,” reflecting the importance of the outpost as a place of commerce. The remote location of Syene (kjv Land of Sinim) made it a useful geographical
Sinim, Land of
Sinim, Land of. kjv rendering of Syene, an Egyptian town, in Isaiah 49:12.See Syene.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Syene
Syene sī-ēʹnē [Heb. sewēnēh (Ezk. 29:10; 30:6); var sînîm (Isa. 49:12); Gk. Suēnēs]; AV SINIM (Isa. 49:12). An Egyptian town located on the east bank of the Nile River near the first cataract, marking the ancient natural border between Upper (southern) Egypt and Nubia. The Egyptian name is
Tower of Syene
Tower of Syene The AV translation of Heb. mig̱dōl sewēnēh in Ezk. 29:10; 30:6. The RSV and NEB read “from Migdol to Syene.” See Migdol 3; Syene.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Syene
SYENE* Southern Egyptian village (modern Aswan) demarcating Egypt’s border with Ethiopia. The Hebrew form possibly derives from a word for “market” or “trading center,” reflecting the importance of the outpost as a place of commerce. The remote location of Syene made it a useful geographical reference
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Syene
Syene (si-ee´nee), a town on the east bank of the Nile just north of the First Cataract. Called Swn (modern Aswan) by the Egyptians, it was at the southern border of Egypt; Ezekiel’s pronouncement on the forthcoming fate of all Egypt at the hands of the Babylonians speaks of “from Migdol to Syene” (29:10;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Syene
SYENE. The Gr. form of the Egyptian town of Swn located on the E bank of the Nile just below the first cataract, now called Aswan (ASV, Seveneh, q.v.). Because it was on the ancient border between Egypt and Cush, it was an important military and commercial town. The site was further protected by the
Sinim
SINIM. The Heb. sı̂nı̂m refers to a remote place or nation from which God’s people return to their homeland (Isa 49:12), Sinim possibly lay either E or S of Palestine since Isaiah refers to others as coming from the N and W. Some scholars have identified Sinim with “Sina” (or China). However, no Jews
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Syene
SYENE (av Sinim, Sinites). 1. Heb. sînîm. A distant land from which the people will return (Is. 49:12), named with the N and W, so either in the far S or E (so lxx ‘land of the Persians’). Scholars have looked for a connection with classical Sinae (China), but it is unlikely that Jews had settled in
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Syene
Syene (Heb. sĕwēnēh, sīnīm; Gk. Syḗnē)A city in Upper Egypt, located on the east bank of the Nile, just N of the First Cataract, at the southern border of ancient Egypt. The name appears twice in the context of oracles against Egypt, expressing the geographical extent of the coming devastation
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Syene
Syene [sī ēˊnĭ] (Heb. sewēnēh; Egyp. Swn).† A town near the southern border of ancient Egypt (Ezek. 29:10; 30:6), located at modern Aswân. Heb. sînîm at Isa. 49:12 (KJV, NIV “Sinim”), which refers to places in the Diaspora from which Jews are to return to Jerusalem, should be corrected
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Syene
SYENE An Egyptian town, perhaps modern Aswan, on the Nile. Isaiah 49:12 mentions it as a place from which the Lord’s people will return. Ezekiel 29:10 and 30:6 use it to describe the southern frontier of Egypt.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Syene
Sye´ne, properly Seveneh, a town of Egypt, on the frontier of Cush or Ethiopia, Ezek. 29:10; 30:6, represented by the present Aruân or Es-Suân.
Sinim
Si´nim, a people noticed in Isa. 49:12, as living at the extremity of the known world. They may be identified with the classical Sinoe, the inhabitants of the southern part of China.