Aven

Aven (Ay´ven; Heb., “evil power”)

1 Term used to describe Bethel (Hos 10:9) in Hosea’s indictment. 2 A frequent element in compound names; it is used for Canaanite (hence evil) deities (Josh 7:2; Josh 18:12; 1Sam 13:5; 1Sam 14:23).

Hos 10:9

9Since the days of Gibeah you have sinned, O Israel;
there they have continued.
Shall not war overtake them in Gibeah?

Josh 7:2

2Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth-aven, east of Bethel, and said to them, “Go up and spy out the land.” And the men went up and spied out ... View more

Josh 18:12

12On the north side their boundary began at the Jordan; then the boundary goes up to the slope of Jericho on the north, then up through the hill country westwar ... View more

1Sam 13:5

5The Philistines mustered to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and troops like the sand on the seashore in multitude; they ... View more

1Sam 14:23

23So the Lord gave Israel the victory that day.
The battle passed beyond Beth-aven, and the troops with Saul numbered altogether about ten thousand men. The bat ... View more

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