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Fausset's Bible Dictionary


(See PINON.) Genesis 36:41. An Edomite ducal city; the Phoeno of Eusebius and Jerome, the penal abode of convicts sent to labour in the neighbouring copper mines. The Septuagint have Finon . Between Petra and Zoar, probably near the Roman road between them. Seetzen heard of a ruined castle, Fenan (3:17). Phoeno probably lay E. of, not within, Edom; as the Roman road is much to the right of the direct line of march. Punon may coincide with Kala'at Aneizeh, between el Ahsa (Oboth) and Ma'an (Numbers 33:42). Israel's second last stage before reaching the plains of Moab.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Punon'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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