iniquity; force; riches; sorrow

(nothingness). + The “plain of Aven” is mentioned by (Amos 1:5) in his denunciation of Syria and the country to the north of Palestine. This Aven is by some supposed to be the once magnificent Heiropolis, “city of I the sun,” now Baalbek (Bal’bek) of Coele-Syria, whose ruins are one of the wonders of the […]

-1. “The plain of the Sun,” Am 1:5 -2. Another name for ON Eze 30:17 -3. BETH-AVEN Ho 10:8

Nothingness; vanity. (1.) Hosea speaks of the “high places of Aven” (10:8), by which he means Bethel. He also calls it Beth-aven, i.e., “the house of vanity” (4:15), on account of the golden calves Jeroboam had set up there (1 Kings 12:28). (2.) Translated by the LXX. “On” in Ezek. 30:17. The Egyptian Heliopolis or […]