🔼The name En-shemesh in the Bible
The name En-shemesh occurs twice in the Bible. It's the name of a place that came to serve as a border marker between the territories allotted to the tribes of Judah and Benjamin (Joshua 15:7 and Joshua 18:17).
🔼Etymology of the name En-shemesh
The name En-shemesh obviously consists of two elements. The first part comes from the noun עין (ayin), meaning either fountain or spring, or eye:
The second part of our name comes from the regular Hebrew word for sun, שמש (shemesh):
For a meaning of the name En-shemesh, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Fountain Of The Sun. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate or interpret this name.