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Ashteroth Karnaim

Ashteroth Karnaim [N] [S]

Ashteroth of the two horns, the abode of the Rephaim ( Genesis 14:5 ). It may be identified with Ashtaroth preceding; called "Karnaim", i.e., the "two-horned" (the crescent moon). The Samaritan version renders the word by "Sunamein," the present es-Sunamein, 28 miles south of Damascus.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Ashteroth Karnaim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Ashteroth Karnaim [N] [E]

(Ashteroth of the two horns or peaks ) a place of very great antiquity, the abode of the Rephaim. ( Genesis 14:5 ) The name reappears but once, as Carnaim or Carnion, 1 Macc. 5:26,43,44; 2 Macc. 12:21,26, in "the land of Galaad." It is probably the modern Es-Sanamein , on the Haj route, about 25 miles south of Damascus.


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

Bibliography Information

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