Al'lon-bach'uth (Hebrew Allon'-Bakcuth' בָּכוּת אִלֹּון, oak of weeping; Sept. βάλανος πένθους),a spot near Bethel, so designated from a tree under which Jacob encamped, and where Rebekah's nurse Deborah was buried (Ge 35:8). SEE OAK. From the comparative rarity of large trees in the plains of Palestine, they were naturally designated as landmarks, and became favorite places for residence and sepulture (Jg 6:11-19; 1Sa 31:13). SEE ALLON. The particular tree in question is thought by some to have been a terebinth (q.v.), but scarcely the same under which Abraham sojourned (Ge 18:1) SEE MAMRE, but perhaps the "palm-tree of Deborah," under which Deborah (q.v.) dwelt (Jg 4:5). So Ewald (Isr. Gesch. 1, 344; 3, 29) believes the "oak of Tabor" (1Sa 10:3, Auth. Vers. "plain of T.") to be the same as, or the successor of, this tree, "Tabor" being possibly a merely dialectical change from "Deborah" (see also Stanley, Palest. p. 143, 220). SEE BAAL- TAMAR.

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