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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia


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A city on the border of Benjamin in the wilderness (Joshua 18:12 ), east of Bethel (Joshua 7:2 ) and west of Michmash (1Samuel 13:5 ). It was the scene of a battle between Saul and the Philistines, in which the latter were defeated (1Samuel 14:23 ).

In Hosea 4:15 , 5:8,10:5, Beth-aven is probably a disguise for Beth-el, particularly in 10:5, where calves of Beth-aven as objects of idolatry are mentioned.

J. Jr. G. B. L.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Beth-Aven'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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