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Holman Bible Dictionary

Aven

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(ay' vehn) Hebrew noun meaning, “wickedness,” used in place names to indicate Israel's understanding of the place as site of idol worship. 1. Referred to On or Heliopolis in Egypt (Ezekiel 30:17 ). 2 . Referred to major worship centers of Israel such as Bethel and Dan (Hosea 10:8 ). 3 . Referred to a valley, perhaps one in place of popularly-known names such as Beth-aven for Beth-el (Joshua 7:2; Joshua 18:12 ). See Beth-aven .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Aven'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/a/aven.html. 1991.

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