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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  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. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Aven,  iniquity;  force;  riches;  sorrow 
 




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