Bible Cities: Aenon
Aenon was a place where John the Baptist was baptizing that contained much water.
Ancient Aenon - Map of New Testament Israel
AE-NON (springs), A place where John baptized, west of the
Jordan, John 3:23.
Aenon in Easton's Bible Dictionary
springs, a place near Salim where John baptized (John 3:23).
It was probably near the upper source of the Wady Far'ah, an
open valley extending from Mount Ebal to the Jordan. It is
full of springs. A place has been found called 'Ainun, four
miles north of the springs.
Aenon in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Near Salim, where John baptized (John 3:22-23; John 3:26; compare John 1:28),
W. of Jordan. The name ("springs") implies" there was much water there."
Robinson found a Salim E. of Nabulus, or Shechem, with two copious springs:
compare Genesis 33:18. This would require Aenon to be far W. of Jordan; it
agrees with this that, had it been near Jordan, John would scarcely have
remarked that "much water" was there: but if far from the river, it explains
how the plentiful water at AEnon was convenient for baptisms. There is an
Ainun still near Shechem or Nabloos, with many beautiful streams and brooks.
Ainun is as distant N. of the springs (three or four miles) as Salim is S. of
them. The valley is called the wady Farah. (See SALIM.) The Ainun site is on
the main line from Jerusalem to Nazareth. Here most probably, at the upper
source of the wady Farah stream, between Salim and Ainun, was John's Aenon.
The Israel explorer, Lieut. Conder, confirms this; moreover, this would
explain John 4:4, "Jesus must needs go through Samaria; ... one soweth and
another reapeth," etc. (John 4:37-38.) John the Baptist, the forerunner,
prepared the way in Samaria; Jesus and His disciples must needs follow up by
preaching the gospel there.
Aenon in Hitchcock's Bible Names
a cloud; fountain; his eye
Aenon in Naves Topical Bible
ENON (AENON) A place east of the Jordan River. Because there
was plenty of water, John immersed people near Joh 3:23
Aenon in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(springs) a place "near to Salim," at which John baptized. Joh
3:23 It was evidently west of the Jordan, comp. Joh 3:22 with
John 3:26 and with John 1:28 and abounded in water. It is
given in the Omomasticon as eight miles south of Scythopolis
"near Salem and the Jordan."
Aenon in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
e'-non (Ainon): The place where John was baptizing "because
there was much water there" (Jn 3:23). It was on the west
side of the Jordan, the place where John baptized at the
first being on the east (Jn 1:28; 3:26; 10:40). We may be
sure it was not in Samaritan territory. Eusebius,
Onomasticon locates it 8 Roman miles South of Scythopolis
(Beisan), this stretch of land on the west of the Jordan
being then, not under Samaria, but under Scythopolis. Its
position is defined by nearness to Salim. Various
identifications have been suggested, the most probable being
the springs near Umm el-`Amdan, which exactly suit the
position indicated by Eusebius, Onomasticon.omforter,
Helper, Greek Paraclete. Beyond doubt however, "advocate '
is the correct translation in the passage in the epistle.
The same Greek word also occurs in the Gospel of John
(14:16,26; 15:26; 16:7) referring not to Christ but to the
Holy Spirit, to whom Christ refers as "another comforter"
whom He will send from the Father. In the Gospel various
functions are ascribed to the Spirit in relation to
believers and unbelievers. The word in the Gospel is
inadequately translated "Comforter." The Spirit according to
these passages, is more than Comforter and more than
Advocate. See discussion under SALIM. W. Ewing
Aenon Scripture - John 3:23
And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because
there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
Ancient Aenon - Kids` Bible maps
This map shows the location of Aenon in the land of Israel.
The word aenon means "springs" which is a fitting name for
this area where John the Baptist was recorded baptizing in
the Bible. In Scripture it is referred to as the place
"near to Salim."
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