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Beth-aven (bĕth'â'ven), house of vanity. or idols. A place and desert near Bethel on the east, Joshua 7:2; Joshua 18:12; 1 Samuel 13:5; 1 Samuel 14:23; a name reproachfully used at times for Bethel itself, after the golden calves were there set up, Hosea 4:15; Hosea 10:5; Bethel meaning the "house of God."

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Beth-Aven'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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