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Aenon

AENON (ē'nŏn; in Aramaic means springs). A place near Salim, where [[John the Baptist]] was baptizing during the time Jesus was baptizing in Judea (John.3.22-John.3.23). The site of Aenon is unknown. Two possibilities are suggested for Salim—one east of [[Mount Gerizim]], the other six miles (ten km.) south of Scythopolis. There are springs near both places. It would have been unnecessary to mention “much water” (John.3.23) if Aenon had been close to the [[Jordan River]]. John seems to have moved from “Bethany on the other side of the Jordan,” where we find him in John.1.28.