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Shunem

Shunem [N] [E] [H]

(double resting-place ), one of the cities allotted to the tribe of Issachar. ( Joshua 13:18 ) It is mentioned on two occasions -- ( 1 Samuel 23:4 ; 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 us Sulem. This agrees with the position of the present Solam , a village three miles north of Jezreel and five from Gilboa.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

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