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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Aven

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Nothingness; vanity.
  • Hosea speaks of the "high places of Aven" (10:8), by which he means Bethel. He also calls it Beth-aven, i.e., "the house of vanity" (4:15), on account of the golden calves Jeroboam had set up there (1 Kings 12:28 ).

  • Translated by the LXX. "On" in Ezekiel 30:17 . The Egyptian Heliopolis or city of On (q.v.).

  • In Amos 1:5 it denotes the Syrian Heliopolis, the modern Baalbec.

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    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Aven'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/a/aven.html. 1897.

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