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("house of nothingness or vanity".) On the mountains of Benjamin, E. of Bethel (Joshua 7:2; Joshua 18:12), between it and Michmash 1 Samuel 13:5; 1 Samuel 14:23). Near it was the "wilderness," i.e. pasture land of Bethaven (Joshua 18:12.) In Hosea 4:15; Hosea 5:1; Hosea 10:5 Bethel, "house of God," is called Bethaven, "house of vanity", because of Jeroboam's golden calf.

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

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