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Meonenim, Oak of

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mḗ - on´ḗ - nim , mḗ - ō´nḗ - nim : ( מעוננים אלון , 'ēlōn me‛ōnenı̄m ; Codex Vaticanus, Ἠλωνμαωνεμείν , Ēlōnmaōnemeı́n , Codex Alexandrinus, δρυὸς ἀποβλεπόντων , druós apoblepóntōn ; the King James Version Plain of ): This was a sacred tree which apparently could be seen from the gate of Shechem ( Judges 9:37 ). No doubt it took its name from the soothsayers who sat under it, practicing augury, etc. Several times mention is made of sacred trees in the vicinity of Shechem (Genesis 35:4; Joshua 24:26; Judges 9:6 , etc.). Where this tree stood is not known. See &AUGURS' OAK .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Meonenim, Oak of'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/m/meonenim-oak-of.html. 1915.

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