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1. The 'city of the Sun,' in Egypt. Poti-pherah, the father of Asenath, Joseph's wife, was priest of the city. Genesis 41:45,50 ; Genesis 46:20 . It is regarded as the same as BETH-SHEMESH in Jeremiah 43:13 , and as AVEN in Ezekiel 30:17 ; and is supposed to be alluded to in Isaiah 19:18 ; see margin . Identified with the ruins of Heliopolis, 30 8' N, 31 23' E : about ten miles N.E. of Cairo. On has been found in the inscriptions as AN and AN-T.

2. Son of Peleth, a Reubenite: he joined with Korah in murmuring against Moses and Aaron. Numbers 16:1 . He is not mentioned after verse 1. The Jews say he separated from the guilty company and was saved.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'on '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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