Morrish Bible Dictionary
Plain or desert seen from the tops of Pisgah and Peor. Numbers 21:20 ; Numbers 23:28 . Perhaps the same as that mentioned in 1 Samuel 23:19,24 ; 1 Samuel 26:1,3 . It was in the south, on the west of the Dead Sea. Some do not treat Jeshimon as a proper name, but translate it 'the waste' in all places.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(jih sshi' mahn) Place name meaning, “desert” or “wilderness.” 1. Wilderness site near where David hid from Saul. It apparently belonged to the Ziphites, who reported David's location to Saul (1 Samuel 23:19 ; 1 Samuel 26:1 ). It lay somewhere between Hebron and the Dead Sea. 2. Wilderness site east of the Jordan near Pisgah and Peor used to mark the places Israel passed under Moses on the way to conquer the Promised Land (Numbers 21:20 ; Numbers 23:28 ). It may be another way to refer to the lower Jordan Valley. 3. The Hebrew word also appears as a common noun meaning desert (Deuteronomy 32:10 ; Psalm 68:7 ; Psalm 78:40 ; Psalm 106:14 ; Psalm 107:4 ; Isaiah 43:19-20 ). Some interpreters take all occurrences of the word as the common noun. See Beth-jeshimoth ; Jeshimoth.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
JESHIMON . This word, derived from a Heb. root meaning ‘to be waste or desolate,’ is used either as a common noun (= ‘desert,’ ‘wilderness’) or (with the art., ‘ the Jeshimon’) as a proper name ( Numbers 21:20 ; Numbers 23:28 , 1Sa 23:19 ; 1 Samuel 23:24 ; 1 Samuel 26:1 ; 1 Samuel 26:3 ). In the latter usage the reference is either to the waste country in the Jordan valley N. of the Dead Sea and east of the river (so apparently in Numbers), or to the eastern part of the hill-country of Judah on the western shore of the Dead Sea ( Song of Solomon 1:1-17 Samam.).
Hitchcock's Bible Names
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.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Pisgah and Peor faced the Jeshimon, i.e. the waste; not merely midbar , "a common" rather than a desert (Numbers 21:20; Numbers 23:28). The desolate tract skirting the N. and N.W. coasts of the Dead Sea, between the Jordan mouth (near which was Beth-jeshimoth) and Engedi: consisting of chalky crumbling limestone rocks and a fiat covered with nitrous crust, into which the feet sink as in ashes; without vegetation except the hubeibeh, or alkali plant. The hill of HACHILAH was "S. of" or "before" Jeshimon (1 Samuel 23:19; 1 Samuel 26:1; 1 Samuel 26:3.) Eusebius says Jeshimon was ten miles S.of Jericho, near the Dead Sea. "The mid bar ("pastoral common") of Judah" stretched S. of Jeshimon from Engedi southward (Joshua 15:61-62).
Jeshimon - Pisgah and Peor faced the Jeshimon, i. of" or "before" Jeshimon (1 Samuel 23:19; 1 Samuel 26:1; 1 Samuel 26:3. ) Eusebius says Jeshimon was ten miles S. of Jeshimon from Engedi southward (Joshua 15:61-62)
Jeshimon - Jeshimon . , ‘ the Jeshimon’) as a proper name ( Numbers 21:20 ; Numbers 23:28 , 1Sa 23:19 ; 1 Samuel 23:24 ; 1 Samuel 26:1 ; 1 Samuel 26:3 )
Asphar - A pool in the desert of Tekoa, or Jeshimon, where Jonathan and Simon the Maccabees encamped
Jesh'Imon - (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
Hachilah - Hill near Ziph in Judah, described as being 'before' or 'on the south of ' Jeshimon
Jeshimon - Some do not treat Jeshimon as a proper name, but translate it 'the waste' in all places
Peor - It 'looked toward' or was 'opposite' Jeshimon; but it cannot be identified
Hachilah, the Hill - In a wood in the untilled land near Ziph, facing (1 Samuel 23:19; 1 Samuel 23:24, "south" of) the Jeshimon, i. on which stands the ruin Yekin or Harbin, facing Jeshimon on the right
Hachilah - 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" (i
Wilderness - ...
Jeshimon, a desert waste (Deuteronomy 32:10 ; Psalm 68:7 ). It is the "Jeshimon" mentioned in 1 Samuel 23:19
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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. (See Jeshimon
Desert - Jeshimon, with the definite article, apparently denotes the waste regions on both sides of the Dead Sea
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Jeshimon , with the definite article, apparently denotes the waste tracts on both sides of the Dead Sea
Desert - " Also Jeshimon, denoting the wastes on both sides of the Dead Sea, in the historical books
Maon - of Jeshimon, at the hill of Hachilah, David narrowly escaped Saul through the Ziphites' treachery (1 Samuel 23:19; 1 Samuel 23:24-25)
Hand - For example: "Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds, in the woods, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?" in Hebrew, "on the right hand of Jeshimon
Debir (1) - (the Jeshimon) to 'Anab and the plain on the W
Right Hand - ...
Fourth, this word is used to mean “south,” since the south is on one’s “right” when he faces eastward: “Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strongholds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?” (1 Sam
Wilderness - This particular wilderness, sometimes called Jeshimon, became a refuge for David when he fled from Saul, and was the locale of the temptation of Jesus
Balaam - Thence to Peor's top looking toward Jeshimon
David - ...
Saul again went forth (1 Samuel 26 ) in pursuit of David, who had hid himself "in the hill Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon," in the wilderness of Ziph, and was a second time spared through his forbearance
Balaam - Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel; according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!' And on the top of Peor, that looketh toward Jeshimon, Balaam positively saw the day of Christ Himself afar off