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En-gedi

En-gedi or En-gedi

(fount of the kid ), a town in the wilderness of Judah, ( Joshua 15:62 ) on the western shore of the Dead Sea. ( Ezekiel 47:10 ) Its original name was Hazezon-tamar, on account of the palm groves which surrounded it. ( 2 Chronicles 20:2 ) Its site is about the middle of the western shore of the lake, at the fountain of Ain Jidy , from which the place gets its name. It was immediately after an assault upon the "Amorites that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar," that the five Mesopotamian kings were attacked by the rulers of the plain of Sodom. ( Genesis 14:7 ) comp. 2Chr 20:2 Saul was told that David was in the "wilderness of Engedi;" and he took "three thousand men, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats. " ( 1 Samuel 24:1-4 ) The vineyards of Engedi were celebrated by Solomon. ( Solomon 1:14 )


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Engedi or Engedi'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.