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HEBREW: 1007 Nwa tyb Beyth 'Aven
NAVE: Beth-aven
EBD: Beth-aven
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Beth Aven

In Bible versions:

Beth Aven: NET NIV
Beth-Aven: AVS TEV
Beth-aven: NRSV NASB
a town of Benjamin
a town, probably Upper &/or Lower Beth-Horon in Ephraim
a town of Benjamin bordering Ephraim 18 km north of Jerusalem

the house of vanity; of iniquity of trouble
Google Maps: Beth-aven (31° 53´, 35° 15´)


Strongs #01007: Nwa tyb Beyth 'Aven

Beth-aven = "house of vanity"

1) a city east of Bethel, site unknown

1007 Beyth 'Aven bayth aw'-ven

from 1004 and 205; house of vanity; Beth- Aven, a place in
see HEBREW for 01004
see HEBREW for 0205

Beth-aven [EBD]

house of nothingness; i.e., "of idols", a place in the mountains of Benjamin, east of Bethel (Josh. 7:2; 18:12; 1 Sam. 13:5). In Hos. 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.

Beth-aven [NAVE]

BETH-AVEN, a place on the mountains of Benjamin, Josh. 7:2; 18:12; 1 Sam. 13:5; 14:23; Hos. 4:15; 5:8; 10:5.


BETH-AVEN - beth-a'-ven (beth 'awen; Baithon, Baithaun): A place on the northern boundary of the territory of Benjamin (Josh 18:12) East of Bethel, near Ai (Josh 7:2), West of Michmash (1 Sam 13:5; 14:23). Beth-aven, "house of vanity," i.e. "idolatry," may possibly represent an original beth-'on, "house of wealth." Wilson (PEFS, 1869, 126) suggests Khirbet An, West of Michmash. The name is used in mockery for Bethel by Hosea (4:15; 10:5,8, etc.; compare Am 5:5).

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