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Aven (10 Occurrences)

Joshua 7:2 Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth Aven, on the east side of Bethel, and spoke to them, saying, "Go up and spy out the land." The men went up and spied out Ai. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 18:12 Their border on the north quarter was from the Jordan. The border went up to the side of Jericho on the north, and went up through the hill country westward. It ended at the wilderness of Beth Aven. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 13:5 The Philistines assembled themselves together to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand which is on the seashore in multitude: and they came up, and encamped in Michmash, eastward of Beth Aven. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 14:23 So Yahweh saved Israel that day: and the battle passed over by Beth Aven. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ezekiel 30:17 The young men of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword; and these cities shall go into captivity. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Hosea 4:15 "Though you, Israel, play the prostitute, yet don't let Judah offend; and don't come to Gilgal, neither go up to Beth Aven, nor swear,'As Yahweh lives.' (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Hosea 5:8 "Blow the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah! Sound a battle cry at Beth Aven, behind you, Benjamin! (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Hosea 10:5 The inhabitants of Samaria will be in terror for the calves of Beth Aven; for its people will mourn over it, Along with its priests who rejoiced over it, for its glory, because it has departed from it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Hosea 10:8 The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed. The thorn and the thistle will come up on their altars. They will tell the mountains, "Cover us!" and the hills, "Fall on us!" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Amos 1:5 I will break the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the valley of Aven, and him who holds the scepter from the house of Eden; and the people of Syria shall go into captivity to Kir," says Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Aven (10 Occurrences)
... Nothingness; vanity. (1.) Hosea speaks of the "high places of Aven" (10:8), by
which he means Bethel. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. AVEN. ...
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Bikath-aven (1 Occurrence)
Bikath-aven. << Bikathaven, Bikath-aven. Bildad >>. Int. ... BIKATH-AVEN. bik-ath-a'-
ven (biq`ath 'awen, "valley of vanity" (Amos 1:5 King James Version, margin)). ...
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Beth-aven (6 Occurrences)
Beth-aven. << Bethaven, Beth-aven. Beth-a'ven >>. Easton's Bible Dictionary House
of ... worshipped. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BETH-AVEN. beth ...
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Bikat-aven (1 Occurrence)
Bikat-aven. << Bigva'i, Bikat-aven. Bikathaven >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Bikat-aven (1 Occurrence). Amos 1:5 And I have ...
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Beth-a'ven (6 Occurrences)
Beth-a'ven. << Beth-aven, Beth-a'ven. Bethazmaveth >>. Multi-Version Concordance
Beth-a'ven (6 Occurrences). Joshua 7:2 And Joshua sent ...
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Bethaven (6 Occurrences)
... idols," referring to the calves there worshipped. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
BETH-AVEN. beth-a'-ven (beth 'awen; Baithon, Baithaun ...
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On (40792 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Light; the sun, (Genesis 41:45, 50), the great seat of
sun-worship, called also Bethshemesh (Jeremiah 43:13) and Aven (Ezek. ...
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Pi-beseth (1 Occurrence)
... The only occurrence of the name of this place in the Old Testament is in Ezekiel
30:17; where it is coupled with Aven, ie On (Heliopolis). ...
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Pibeseth (1 Occurrence)
... The only occurrence of the name of this place in the Old Testament is in Ezekiel
30:17; where it is coupled with Aven, ie On (Heliopolis). ...
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... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia BIKATH-AVEN. bik-ath-a'-ven (biq`ath 'awen, "valley
of vanity" (Amos 1:5 King James Version, margin)). See AVEN; BETH-EDEN. ...
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Hitchcock's Bible Names

iniquity; force; riches; sorrow

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. The "plain of Aven" is mentioned by (Amos 1:5) in his denunciation of Syria and the country to the north of Palestine. This Aven is by some supposed to be the once magnificent Heiropolis, "city of I the sun," now Baalbek (Balbek) of Coele-Syria, whose ruins are one of the wonders of the ages. It was situated in a plain near the foot of the Anti-Libanus range of mountains, 42 miles northwest of Damascus. It is famous for the colossal ruins of its temples, one of which with its courts and porticos, extended over 1000 feet in length. The temples were built of marble or limestone and granite. Some of the columns were 7 feet in diameter and 62 feet high, or including capital and pedestal, 89 feet. Some of the building-stones were 64 feet long and 12 feet thick. The temples are of Roman origin.
  2. In (Hosea 10:8) the word is clearly an abbreviation of Bethaven, that is, Bethel. Comp. (Hosea 4:15) etc.
  3. The sacred city of Heliopolis or On, in Egypt. (Ezekiel 30:17)
ATS Bible Dictionary


International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

a'-ven 'awen "emptiness," "vanity": Used in Ezekiel 30:17 for On or Heliopolis, in Egypt. See ON. As a term of contempt Hosea calls Beth-el "Beth-aven" (4:15; 10:5). So Amos speaks of some valley near Damascus as "the valley of Aven" (that is, of the idol, 1:5), in which Baalbek (Heliopolis) was situated. The word is rendered "idol" in Isaiah 66:3.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Nothingness; vanity.

(1.) Hosea speaks of the "high places of Aven" (10:8), by which he means Bethel. He also calls it Beth-aven, i.e., "the house of vanity" (4:15), on account of the golden calves Jeroboam had set up there (1 Kings 12:28).

(2.) Translated by the LXX. "On" in Ezek. 30:17. The Egyptian Heliopolis or city of On (q.v.).

(3.) In Amos 1:5 it denotes the Syrian Heliopolis, the modern Baalbec.

Strong's Hebrew
206. Aven -- "wickedness," a contemptuous synonym for two places
... << 205, 206. Aven. 207 >>. "wickedness," a contemptuous synonym for two places.
Transliteration: Aven Phonetic Spelling: (aw'-ven) Short Definition: Aven. ...
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1007. Beyth 'Aven -- between
Beyth 'Aven. << 1006b, 1007. Beyth 'Aven. 1007a >>. between. Transliteration: Beyth
'Aven Phonetic Spelling: (bayth aw'-ven) Short Definition: Beth-aven. ...
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1007b. Beth Aven -- "house of iniquity," a place in Benjamin
Beth Aven. << 1007a, 1007b. Beth Aven. 1008 >>. "house of iniquity," a place in
Benjamin. Transliteration: Beth Aven Short Definition: Beth-aven. ...
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205. aven -- trouble, sorrow, wickedness
... << 204, 205. aven. 206 >>. trouble, sorrow, wickedness. Transliteration: aven Phonetic
Spelling: (aw-ven') Short Definition: iniquity. ... << 204, 205. aven. 206 >>. ...
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1126. Ben-oni -- "son of my sorrow," Rachel's name for Benjamin
... Word Origin from ben and aven Definition "son of my sorrow," Rachel's name for Benjamin
NASB Word Usage Ben-oni (1). Ben-oni. ... see HEBREW 'aven. << 1125, 1126. ...
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202. on -- vigor, wealth
... Probably from the same as 'aven (in the sense of effort, but successful); ability,
power, (figuratively) wealth -- force, goods, might, strength, substance. ...
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8383. teun -- toil
... Word Origin from the same as aven Definition toil NASB Word Usage toil (1). lie.
From 'aven; naughtiness, ie Toil -- lie. see HEBREW 'aven. << 8382, 8383. ...
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Aven: "The Plain of the Sun"

Aven: Another Name for On

Aven: Beth-Aven

Related Terms

Bikath-aven (1 Occurrence)

Beth-aven (6 Occurrences)

Bikat-aven (1 Occurrence)

Beth-a'ven (6 Occurrences)

Bethaven (6 Occurrences)

On (40792 Occurrences)

Pi-beseth (1 Occurrence)

Pibeseth (1 Occurrence)


Ai (32 Occurrences)

Bethel (67 Occurrences)

Beth (115 Occurrences)

Bildad (5 Occurrences)

Eden (19 Occurrences)

Avenge (27 Occurrences)

6000 (1 Occurrence)

Northern (18 Occurrences)

Outgoings (21 Occurrences)

Idolatrous (4 Occurrences)

Idol (56 Occurrences)

Thistles (9 Occurrences)

Thistle (3 Occurrences)

Exiled (14 Occurrences)

Ending (22 Occurrences)

Destruction (734 Occurrences)

Micmash (9 Occurrences)

Mustered (28 Occurrences)

Michmas (11 Occurrences)

Pibe'seth (1 Occurrence)

Playest (1 Occurrence)

Beth-eden (1 Occurrence)

Beth-el (65 Occurrences)

Bubastis (1 Occurrence)

Bramble (7 Occurrences)

Bigva'i (6 Occurrences)

Charioteers (19 Occurrences)

Calf-Idol (2 Occurrences)

Cornet (8 Occurrences)

Avaricious (3 Occurrences)

Spied (14 Occurrences)

Sands (9 Occurrences)

Seashore (20 Occurrences)

Saveth (36 Occurrences)

Sea-shore (11 Occurrences)

Slope (29 Occurrences)

Troops (92 Occurrences)

Youths (28 Occurrences)

Westward (35 Occurrences)

Boundary (83 Occurrences)

Spy (27 Occurrences)

Michmash (10 Occurrences)

Jericho (59 Occurrences)

War-carriages (76 Occurrences)

Headed (7 Occurrences)

Sceptre (20 Occurrences)

Quarter (33 Occurrences)

Limits (69 Occurrences)

Alarm (26 Occurrences)

Exile (101 Occurrences)

Eastward (72 Occurrences)

Scepter (28 Occurrences)

Locks (29 Occurrences)

Ends (108 Occurrences)

Sand (40 Occurrences)

Holdeth (21 Occurrences)

Calves (34 Occurrences)

Gib'e-ah (45 Occurrences)

Numerous (88 Occurrences)

Soldiers (83 Occurrences)

Kir (11 Occurrences)

Chariots (118 Occurrences)

Limit (115 Occurrences)

Shore (45 Occurrences)

Horsemen (63 Occurrences)


Holder (2 Occurrences)

Inhabitant (54 Occurrences)

Bar (27 Occurrences)

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