Beth-aven

Beth-aven [N] [H]

house of nothingness; i.e., "of idols", a place in the mountains of Benjamin, east of Bethel ( Joshua 7:2 ; 18:12 ; 1 Samuel 13:5 ). In Hosea 4:15 ; 5:8 ; 10:5 it stands for "Bethel" (q.v.), and it is so called because it was no longer the "house of God," but "the house of idols," referring to the calves there worshipped.

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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
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Beth-aven". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Beth-aven [N] [E]

the house of vanity; of iniquity of trouble
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[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

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Beth-aven'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Beth-aven

(house of nothingness , i.e. of idols ), a place on the mountains of Benjamin, east of Bethel, ( Joshua 7:2 ; 18:12 ) and lying between that place and Michmash. ( 1 Samuel 13:5 ; 14:28 ) In ( Hosea 4:15 ; 5:8 ; 10:5 ) the name is transferred to the neighboring Bethel, --once the "house of God" but then the house of idols of "naught."


Bibliography Information

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