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En-shemesh meaning

עין שמש
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🔼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 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):

🔼En-shemesh meaning

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.

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