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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Horonaim

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hor - ō̇ - nā´im ( חרנים , חרונים , ḥōrōnayim ; Ἀρωνιείμ , Arōnieı́m ; in Jeremiah Ὀρωναίμ , Orōnaı́m , "the two hollows"): an unidentified place in the South of Moab. It is named in Jeremiah 48:5 . Isaiah (Isaiah 15:5 ) and Jeremiah (Jeremiah 48:3 ) speak of "the way to Horanaim"; and Jeremiah (Jeremiah 48:5 ) of the , "descent," or "going down" of Horonaim. Mesha (MS) says he was bidden by Chemosh to "go down" and fight against Ḥoronēm . Probably, therefore, it lay on one of the roads leading down from the Moabite plateau to the Arabah. It is mentioned by Josephus as having been taken by Alexander Janneus (Ant. , XIII , xv, 4). Hyrcanus promised to restore it and the rest to Aretas (XIV, i, 4). There is no indication that in early times it was ever possessed by Israel. Buhl (GAP 272 f) thinks it may be represented by some significant ruins near Wādy ed -Derā‛a (Wādy Kerak ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Horonaim'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/h/horonaim.html. 1915.

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