And I have broken the bar of Damascus, And cut off the inhabitant from Bikat-Aven, And a holder of a sceptre from Beth-Eden, And removed have been the people of Aram to Kir, said Jehovah.
Amos 1:5 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The bar of Damascus - The gates, whose long traverse bars, running from wall to wall, were their strength. I will throw it open; and the gates were forced, and the city taken, as above.
The plain of Aven - the house of Eden - These are names, says Bochart, of the valley of Damascus. The plain of Aven, or Birkath-Aven, Calmet says, is a city of Syria, at present called Baal-Bek, and by the Greeks Heliopolis; and is situated at the end of that long valley which extends from south to north, between Libanus and Anti-Libanus.
The people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir - Kir is supposed to be the country of Cyrene in Albania, on the river Cyrus, which empties itself into the Caspian Sea. The fulfilment of this prophecy may be seen in 2 Kings 16:1-9.
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the plain of Aven. or, Bikath-aven. Probably Heliopolis, now Baalbek, situated between Libanus and Antilibanus,
56 miles N. W. of Damascus, according to Antoninus, and celebrated for its temple of the sun.
the house of Eden. or, Beth-eden. Probably the village of Eden, in Mount Lebanon, marks the site of this place. It is delightfully situated by the side of a most rich and cultivated valley, contains about
500 families, and is, according to modern authorities, about
20 miles S. E. of Tripoli, and five miles from the cedars.
Amos 9:7 Are you not as children of the Ethiopians to me, O children of Israel? said the LORD...
2 Kings 16:9 And the king of Assyria listened to him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it...
Amos 1:5 Parallel CommentariesAram Aven Bar Break Captivity Cut Damascus Destroy Eden Exile Exiled Gate Holdeth Holds House Inhabitant Inhabitants Kir Plain Scepter Sceptre Syria ValleyAram Aven Bar Break Captivity Cut Damascus Destroy Eden Exile Exiled Gate Holdeth Holds House Inhabitant Inhabitants Kir Plain Scepter Sceptre Syria ValleyTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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