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Holman Bible Dictionary
(ay' ihn) Place meaning, “eye” or “water spring.” Often used as first part of a place name indicating the presence of a water source. English often used “En” as first part of such names. See Numbers 34:11
). Location is uncertain. 2. City of southern Judah (Joshua 15:32
) belonging to Simeon (Joshua 19:7
) but assigned as homestead for the Levites, who had no land allotted (Joshua 21:16
), if this is not read Ashan as in some manuscripts of Joshua and in 1 Chronicles 6:59
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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Ain'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/a/ain.html. 1991.