En-gannim

En-gannim [N] [H]

fountain of gardens.

  • A town in the plains of Judah ( Joshua 15:34 ), north-west of Jerusalem, between Zanoah and Tappuah. It is the modern Umm Jina.

  • A city on the border of Machar ( Joshua 19:21 ), allotted to the Gershonite Levites ( 21:29 ). It is identified with the modern Jenin, a large and prosperous town of about 4,000 inhabitants, situated 15 miles south of Mount Tabor, through which the road from Jezreel to Samaria and Jerusalem passes. When Ahaziah, king of Judah, attempted to escape from Jehu, he "fled by the way of the garden house" i.e., by way of En-gannim. Here he was overtaken by Jehu and wounded in his chariot, and turned aside and fled to Megiddo, a distance of about 20 miles, to die there.

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

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for En-gannim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • En-gannim [N] [E]

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    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 'En-gannim'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    En-gannim

    (fountain of the garden ).

    1. A city in the low country of Judah, named between Zanoah and Tappuah. ( Joshua 15:34 )
    2. A city on the border of Issachar. ( Joshua 19:21 ) allotted with its "suburbs" to the Gershonite Levites, ( Joshua 21:29 ) probably Jenin , the first village encountered on the ascent from the great plain of Esdraelon into the hills of the central country.

    Bibliography Information

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