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engedi


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Engedi 
  fountain  of  the  kid,  place  in  the  wilderness  of  Judah  (Josh. 
  15:62),  on  the  western  shore  of  the  Dead  Sea  (Ezek.  47:10),  and 
  nearly  equidistant  from  both  extremities.  To  the  wilderness  near 
  this  town  David  fled  for  fear  of  Saul  (Josh.  15:62;  1  Sam. 
  23:29).  It  was  at  first  called  Hazezon-tamar  (Gen.  14:7),  a  city 
  of  the  Amorites. 
 
  The  vineyards  of  Engedi  were  celebrated  in  Solomon's  time 
  (Cant.  1:4).  It  is  the  modern  'Ain  Jidy.  The  fountain"  from 
  which  it  derives  its  name  rises  on  the  mountain  side  about  600 
  feet  above  the  sea,  and  in  its  rapid  descent  spreads  luxuriance 
  all  around  it  Along  its  banks  the  osher  grows  abundantly.  That 
  shrub  is  thus  described  by  Porter:  "The  stem  is  stout,  measuring 
  sometimes  nearly  a  foot  in  diameter,  and  the  plant  grows  to  the 
  height  of  15  feet  or  more  It  has  a  grayish  bark  and  long  oval 
  leaves,  which  when  broken  off  discharge  a  milky  fluid.  The  fruit 
  resembles  an  apple,  and  hangs  in  clusters  of  two  or  three  When 
  ripe  it  is  of  a  rich  yellow  colour,  but  on  being  pressed  it 
  explodes  like  a  puff-ball.  It  is  chiefly  filled  with  air...This 
  is  the  so-called  'apple  of  Sodom.'"  Through  Samaria,  etc  (See  {APPLE}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  En-gedi,  eye,  or  fountain,  of  the  goat,  or  of  happiness