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Aven [N] [H] [S]

nothingness; vanity.

  • Hosea speaks of the "high places of Aven" ( 10:8 ), by which he means Bethel. He also calls it Beth-aven, i.e., "the house of vanity" ( 4:15 ), on account of the golden calves Jeroboam had set up there ( 1 Kings 12:28 ).

  • Translated by the LXX. "On" in Ezekiel 30:17 . The Egyptian Heliopolis or city of On (q.v.).

  • In Amos 1:5 it denotes the Syrian Heliopolis, the modern Baalbec.

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

    Bibliography Information

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