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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

solitude; desolation

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(a wilderness), a name which occurs in (Numbers 21:20) and Numb 23:28 In designating the position of Pisgah and Peor; both described as "facing the Jeshimon." Perhaps the dreary, barren waste of hills lying immediately on the west of the Dead Sea.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The waste, probably some high waste land to the south of the Dead Sea (Numbers 21:20; 23:28; 1 Samuel 23:19, 24); or rather not a proper name at all, but simply "the waste" or "wilderness," the district on which the plateau of Ziph (q.v.) looks down.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

je-she'-mon, jesh'-i-mon (ha-yeshimon, "the desert," and in the Revised Version (British and American) so translated but in the King James Version, Numbers 21:20; Numbers 23:28 1 Samuel 23:19, 24; 1 Samuel 26:1, 3, "Jeshimon" as a place-name. In Numbers, the Septuagint reads he eremos, "the desert"; in 1 Samuel, the Septuagint reads Iessaimon): In these passages probably two districts are referred to:

(1) The "desert" North of the Dead Sea, which was overlooked from Pisgah (Numbers 21:20; Numbers 23:28). This is the bare and sterile land, saturated with salt, lying on each side of the Jordan North of the Dead Sea, where for miles practically no vegetable life can exist.

(2) The sterile plateau West of the steep cliffs bordering the western shores of the Dead Sea. Here between the lower slopes of the Judean hills, where thousands of Bedouin live and herd their flocks, and the more fertile borders of the sea with their oases (`Ain Feshkhah, `Ain Jidy, etc.), is a broad strip of utterly waterless land, the soft chalky hills of which are, for all but a few short weeks, destitute of practically any vegetation. The Hill of Hachilah was on the edge of this desert (1 Samuel 23:19; 1 Samuel 26:1, 3), and the Arabah was to its south (1 Samuel 23:24). It is possible that the references in Numbers may also apply to this region.

The word "Jeshimon" (yeshimon) is often used as a common noun in referring to the desert of Sinai (Deuteronomy 32:10 Psalm 78:40; Psalm 106:14 Isaiah 43:19, etc.), and except in the first two of these references, when we have "wilderness," it is always translated "desert." Although used in 7 passages in poetical parallelism to midhbar, translated "wilderness," it really means a much more hopeless place; in a midhbar animals can be pastured, but a yeshimon is a desolate waste.

E. W. G. Masterman

Strong's Hebrew
3452. yeshimon -- waste, wilderness
... Word Origin from yasham Definition waste, wilderness NASB Word Usage desert (4),
desert region (1), Jeshimon (4), wasteland (2), wilderness (2). ...
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The Northern Coasts of Galilee. Amanah. The Mountain of Snow.
... of snow which is Hermon." And the Jerusalem writers say, "They built for the daughters
of the Midianites little booths of hurdles from Beth-Jeshimon unto the ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 66 the northern coasts.htm

The Birth and Early Life of John the Baptist.
... the Dead Sea. In I. Sam. xxiii.19 it is called Jeshimon, or "the Horror"]
till the day of his showing unto Israel. [The day when ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/viii the birth and early.htm

Jeshimon (6 Occurrences)
... down. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. JESHIMON. je ... waste. EWG Masterman.
Multi-Version Concordance Jeshimon (6 Occurrences). Numbers ...
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Jeshi'mon (4 Occurrences)
Jeshi'mon. Jeshimon, Jeshi'mon. Jeshimoth . Multi-Version Concordance
Jeshi'mon (4 Occurrences). 1 Samuel 23:19 Then came up the ...
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Hachi'lah (3 Occurrences)
... to Saul to Gibeah, saying: 'Doth not David hide himself with us in the strongholds
in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon? ...
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Territory (140 Occurrences)
... four very different types of land-the maritime plain, the "lowland" or Shephelah,
the "hill country" and, included usually with the last, the desert or Jeshimon...
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Wilderness (304 Occurrences)
... 57:20)." A Short Analysis of the OT. (2.) Jeshimon, a desert waste (Deuteronomy
32:10; Psalm 68:7). ... It is the "Jeshimon" mentioned in 1 Samuel 23:19. ...
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Desert (322 Occurrences)
... (3.) In the Revised Version of Numbers 21:20 the Hebrew word jeshimon is properly
rendered "desert," meaning the waste tracts on both shores of the Dead Sea. ...
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Hachilah (3 Occurrences)
... The darksome hill, one of the peaks of the long ridge of el-Kolah, running out of
the Ziph plateau, "on the south of Jeshimon" (ie, of the "waste"), the ...
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Gib'e-ah (45 Occurrences)
... to Saul to Gibeah, saying: 'Doth not David hide himself with us in the strongholds
in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon? ...
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Overlooks (6 Occurrences)
... Overlooks (6 Occurrences). Numbers 21:20 And from Bamoth to the valley in the open
country of Moab, and to the top of Pisgah looking over Jeshimon. ...
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Judaea (45 Occurrences)
... The country bordering on the shores of the Dead Sea for some miles inland was known
as the Wilderness of Judea (see JUDAH; JESHIMON) (Matthew 3:1), or "the ...
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Jeshimon (6 Occurrences)

Numbers 21:20
And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon.

Numbers 23:28
And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh toward Jeshimon.

1 Samuel 23:19
Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?

1 Samuel 23:24
And they arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of Jeshimon.

1 Samuel 26:1
And the Ziphites came unto Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself in the hill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon?

1 Samuel 26:3
And Saul pitched in the hill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon, by the way. But David abode in the wilderness, and he saw that Saul came after him into the wilderness.



Jeshimon: A Place in the Desert of Judah

Jeshimon: A Place in the Sinaitic Peninsula, East of the Jordan River

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