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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Carnaim

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(Καρναϊ v ν v. r. Καρνείν, Vulg. Carnaï m), a large and fortified city in the country east of Jordan "the land of Galaad" containing a "temple" (τὸ τέμενος ἐν K.). It was besieged and taken by Judas Maccableus (1 Maccabees 5:26; 1 Maccabees 5:43-44). Under the name of CARNION (τὸ Καρνίον ) the same occurrence is related in 2 Maccabees 12:21; 2 Maccabees 12:26, the temple being called the ATARGATEION (τὸ Ἀταργατεῖον ). This enables us to identify it with ASHTEROTH-KARNAIM (See ASHTEROTH-KARNAIM) (q.v.).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Carnaim'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/c/carnaim.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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