Amos 1:5

Overview - Amos 1
The time when Amos prophesied.
He shews God's judgment upon Syria,
upon the Philistines,
upon Tyrus,
11 upon Edom,
13 upon Ammon.
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Amos 1:5  (King James Version)
I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 43:14 ; Jeremiah 50:36 ; 51:30 Lamentations 2:9 ; Nahum 3:13

the plain of Aven
or, Bikath-aven.
Probably Heliopolis, now Baalbek, situated between Libanus and Antilibanus, 56 miles N
W. of Damascus, according to Antoninus, and celebrated for its temple of the sun.

the house of Eden
or, Beth-eden.
Probably the village of Eden, in Mount Lebanon, marks the site of this place. It is delightfully situated by the side of a most rich and cultivated valley, contains about 400 or 500 families, and is, according to modern authorities, about 20 miles S
E. of Tripoli, and five miles from the cedars.

the people
9:7 2 Kings 16:9