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Holman Bible Dictionary
(i' jahn) Place name meaning, “ruin.” Place in northern Israel captured by King Ben-Hadad of Damascus as a result of his agreement with King Asa of Judah (910-869 B.C.) to break the treaty between Damascus and Baasha, king of Israel (1 Kings 15:20
). This forced Baasha to defend himself on the northern border and quit intruding on Judah's territory, giving Asa opportunity to strengthen his defenses (1 Kings 15:21-22
). Tiglath-pileser conquered the city and carried many Israelites into captivity about 734 B.C. (2 Kings 15:29
). Ijon is located near modern Marj Uyun between the rivers Litani and Hesbani at tell Dibbin.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Ijon'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/i/ijon.html. 1991.