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GENESIS

625. Lasan. Genesis 10:19; K. 120:7; L. 272:1.

Simple biblical location.

Jerome in Hebrew Questions has "Lece which is not Callirhoe where the hot water pours out and flows into the dead sea" (14).

In Interpretation of Hebrew Names "Lesa, in salt" (68).

626. Louza (Luza). Genesis 28:19; K. 120:8; L. 272:2.

Textual variant Louzan (Greek).

General directions for Baithel-Louza are correct (K. 40:20ff and cf. Joshua 18:13). The road described in opposite direction in K. 40:20. Site is east and off the main road.

627. Louza (Luza). Judges 1:23; K. 120:11; L. 272:5.

This "another" entry is out of order as frequently appears and seems to be a marginal gloss on the previous entry which has been incorporated into the text by a later scribe. The Onomasticon confuses a contemporary, continuing city with the above. The Greek has 9 miles and the Latin 3 miles from Neapolis (K. 4:28). The Latin is probably correct for Luza on Mt.Garisim still known as Kh al-loze. The 9 miles northeast may point to at talluza.

628. Lōtan. Genesis 36:20; K. 120:13; L. 272:7.

Textual variant Lōtam (Greek).

Possibly a name of a person has been confused with a place.

In Interpretation of Hebrew Names "Loyan, their chain or he was confined" (82).

NUMBERS AND DEUTERONOMY

629. Lebōna. Numbers 33:20; K. 120:15; L. n/a; Lacuna in Greek Text.

This and the next entry are missing in Vatican Greek manuscript.

Simple listing of station.

In Interpretation of Hebrew Names "Lobna, white or shining white" (82).

630. Lobon. Deuteronomy 1:1; K. 120:16; L. n/a; Lacuna in Greek Text.

This and the previous entry are missing in Vatican Greek manuscript.

Simple biblical notation.

631. Lacheis. Joshua 10:3; K. 120:19; L. 272:9.

Summary of biblical information (Isaiah 36:2, Jeremiah 34:7, Joshua 15:19). The Old Testament Lachish being re-excavated at Tell ed Duweir is not Lacheis as far as the Onomasticon indicates. The Old Testament site is about four and half miles, from Eleutheropolis (K. 18:12). Tell el Hesi (once identified as Old Testament Lachish) is almost twice the distance as here in the Onomasticon. A Byzantine site at Daweima is about 7 miles southeast and could be the one intended by Eusebius. Near Tell ed Duweir is an el Qubeibe which is more likely intended. Procopius 1020e repeats the Greek material here.

In Interpretation of Hebrew Names "Lachis, it is march or man himself" (95).

632. Lebna. Joshua 10:29; K. 120:23; L. 273:13.

Textual variant Leena (Greek).

After the biblical summary (Joshua 15:42, Joshua 21:13 and Isaiah 37:8) only a generalized location is given. The Old Testament may be Tell Judeidah or Tell es-Safi. The later is Saphitha for the Madaba map. Lobana is not on the map. Eusebius may see Tell Bernat.

In Interpretation of Hebrew Names "Lohna, dazzling white or tiles" (95).

633. Laserōn (Lasaran). Joshua 12:18; K. 122:1; L. 273:17.

Simple biblical notation.

634. Lithos Boen. Joshua 15:6; K. 122:3; L. 273:19.

Textual variant Boethou (Greek).

The "stone" has been translated into a proper name.

635. Labōth. Joshua 15:32; K. 122:4; L. 273:20.

Textual variant Labōn (Greek).

Simple tribal listing (cf. K. 52:15).

In Interpretation of Hebrew Names "Lebo, entrance or coming" (5).

636. Lamas. Joshua 15:40; K. 122:5; L. 273:21.

Simple tribal listing.

In Interpretation of Hebrew Names "Laamas, to iniquity" (95).

637. Labōth. Joshua 19:6; K. 122:6; L. 273:22.

Textual variant Laboth (Latin).

Simple tribal listing.

638. Labanath. Joshua 19:26; K. 122:7; L. 273:23.

Simple tribal listing.

639. Lakoum. Joshua 19:33; K. 122:8; L. 273:24.

Simple tribal listing.

In Interpretation of Hebrew Names "Lacum, to honor" (95).

JUDGES

640. Labōemath. Judges 3:3; K. 122:10; L. 273:26.

Textual variant Lamoemath (Greek).

Hexaplaric information (cf. K. 88:20). Note order shift in these entries.

641. Lesem. Joshua 19:47; K. 122:11; L. 273:27.

Simple biblical notation (cp. K. 76:6). Order confused.

In Interpretation of Hebrew Names "Lesem, to name" (95).

642. Louza. Judges 1:26; K. 122:12; L. 273:29.

"Another" is frequently suspect but if previous entries are confused this is one of the few in the proper biblical order (cf. K. 120:8, 11 and Baithēl K. 40:20).

643. Lechei. Judges 15:19; K. 122:16; L. 273:32.

Hexaplaric Information. The Latin lacks the first "in jaw" but it may stand for Enlechi and is not a translation (cf. K. 88:21).

644. Laisa. Judges 18:27ff.; K. 122:17; L. 273:33.

Textual variant Leisa (Greek).

Summary of biblical information and geography (Judges 20:1, Isaiah 10:30. Old Testament Laisa probably Tell el Qadi. Perhaps refers to K. 122:11 and K. 76:6 ( Tell Dan) or else to other references to Paneas and sources of the Jordan.

In Interpretation of Hebrew Names "Laisa, lion" (121).

KINGS

645. Lemattara. I Samuel 20:20; K. 122:23; L. 273:38.

Procopius 1108A has Lamattaran.

Simple biblical notation and Hexaplaric information. Hebrew has become a proper name through transliteration (cf. K. 88:24).

646. Ladabar. II Samuel 9:4; K. 122:25; L. 273:40.

Textual variants: Lakamer (Greek) and Memphybosthe and Miphiloseth (Latin).

Simple biblical notation.

647. Lōdabar. II Samuel 17:27; K. 122:26; L. 273:41.

Simple biblical notation.

In Interpretation of Hebrew Names "Lodabar, the word itself" (108).

648. Libanos. I Kings 5:9; K. 122:27; L. 273:42.

A mountain, therefore a suspect entry (cf. K. 18:8).

649. Loueith (Luith). Isaiah 15:5; K. 122:28; L. 273:43.

The location is very general. Some identify Loueitha near Mt.Nebo and others nearer Areoplis (K. 10:17). Perhaps still best at Kh Fas.

In Interpretation of Hebrew Names "Luith, jaw or cheek" (121).

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