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ALLON (ăl'ŏn, Heb. ’allôn, oak)

A prince of Simeon (1Chr.4.37).Otherwise “Elon” (Heb. ’ēlôn), a town, or “the large tree in Zaanannim” (niv), a southern boundary point in Naphtali (Josh.19.33; cf. Judg.4.11).Allon Bachuth, “the oak of weeping,” a tree marking the burial place of Deborah, the nurse of Rebekah (Gen.35.8).

ALLON ăl’ ən (אַלֹּ֛ון, oak). 1. A prince of Simeon (1 Chron 4:37).

2. KJV rendering in Joshua 19:33, where RSV, correctly, has “oak in Za-anannim,” tr. the word as a part of “Elon-bezaanannim.”

3. ASV for ALLOM of the KJV in 1 Esdras 5:34; RSV has AMI.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(’allon, "oak"):

(1) A town in the tribe of Naphtali in northern Palestine (Jos 19:33), according to the King James Version, which follows some Hebrew texts. It is better however to read with the Revised Version (British and American), "oak" (’elon), rather than as proper noun.

(2) A prominent descendant of the tribe of Simeon (1Ch 4:37).

(3) the Revised Version (British and American) for Allom of the King James Version in 1 Esdras 5:34 (which see).

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