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(am' aww) Place name meaning, “his people.” Translated “land of children of his people” (KJV) or “his native land” (NIV) or “land of the sons of his people” (NAS) in Numbers 22:5 , but translated as place name in RSV, TEV. Place name also appears in Idrim: Inscription about 1450 B.C. and in an Egyptian tomb inscription. It was located west of Euphrates River south of Carchemish and included Pethor, the home town of Balaam, the prophet.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Amaw'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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