Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Meonenim, Oak Of

MEONENIM, OAK OF

me-on'-e-nim, me-o'-ne-nim:

('elon me`onenim; Codex Vaticanus, Elonmaonemein, Codex Alexandrinus, druos apobleponton; the King James Version Plain of): This was a sacred tree which apparently could be seen from the gate of Shechem (Judges 9:37). No doubt it took its name from the soothsayers who sat under it, practicing augury, etc. Several times mention is made of sacred trees in the vicinity of Shechem (Genesis 35:4; Joshua 24:26; Judges 9:6, etc.). Where this tree stood is not known.

See AUGUR'S OAK.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MEONENIM, OAK OF'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.