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The Definition of the word Aven


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.

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