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(iebo. yon', עַיּוֹן , place of ruins; Sept. Ἀϊ v ν, Αίάν, Αιων), a frontier city of the kingdom of Israel, mentioned as being captured, along. with Abel- BethMeholah and other places in Naphtali, first by Benhadad of Syria (1 Kings 15:20; 2 Chronicles 16:4), and afterwards by Tiglath- pileser of Assyria (2 Kings 15:29). The associated names and circumstances render the supposition of Dr. Robinson (Researches, 3, 346) very probable, that this locality corresponds to a large ruin-covered hill called Tell Debbin (Thomson, Land and Book, 1, 335), in the present Merj Ayun (meadow of fountains), a fine meadow tract between wady et-Teim and the Litany, north of Lake Huleh (comp. Bibliotheca Sacra, 1846, p. 204, 214; new edition of Researches, 3, 375; Schwarz, Palestine, p. 36).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ijon'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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