Aman

A'man (Α᾿μάν), the Graecized' form (Tobit 14:10; Es 10:3, etc.) of the name HAMAN SEE HAMAN (q.v.).

Ama'na [many Am'ana] (Hebrew Amanahah', אֲמָנָה, a covenant, as in Ne 10:1), the name of a river and of a hill.

1. The marginal reading (of many codices, with the Syriac, the Targum, and the Complutensian ed. of the Sept.) in 2Ki 5:12, of the stream near Damascus called in the text ABANA SEE ABANA (q.v.).

Bible concordance for AMANA.

2. (Sept. πίστις, Vulg. Amana.) A mountain mentioned in Song 4:8, in connection with Shenir and Hermon, as the resort of wild beasts. Some have supposed it to be Mount Amanus in Cilicia, to which the dominion of Solomon is alleged to have extended northward. But the context, with other circumstances, leaves little doubt that this Mount Amana was rather the southern part or summit of Anti-Libanus, and was so called perhaps from containing the sources of the river Amana or ABANA SEE ABANA (q.v.). The rabbins, indeed, call Mount Lebanon various names (Reland, Paloest. p. 320), among which appears that of Amanon

(אֲמָנוֹן, Gittin, fol. 8, 1, v. r. וּמָנוּס, Umanus, or Matthew Hor, according to Buxtorf, Lex. Talm. col. 117).

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