en-gedi Summary and Overview
en-gedi in Smith's Bible Dictionary
(fount of the kid), a town in the wilderness of Judah, #Jos 15:62| on the western shore of the Dead Sea. #Eze 47:10| Its original name was Hazezon-tamar, on account of the palm groves which surrounded it. #2Ch 20:2| Its site is about the middle of the western shore of the lake, at the fountain of Ain Jidy, from which the place gets its name. It was immediately after an assault upon the "Amorites that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar," that the five Mesopotamian kings were attacked by the rulers of the plain of Sodom. #Ge 14:7| comp. 2Chr 20:2 Saul was told that David was in the "wilderness of Engedi;" and he took "three thousand men, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats." #1Sa 24:1-4| The vineyards of Engedi were celebrated by Solomon. #So 1:14|
en-gedi in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
EN-GE'DI (fountain of the kid), a place in Judah. on the west side of the Dead Sea, Josh 15:62; Eze 47:10, about midway between its northern and southern ends. History.-En-gedi was first called Hazezon-tamar. Gen 14:7; 2 Chr 20:2; it was David's hiding-place from Saul, 1 Sam 23:29; 1 Sam 24:1, and where David cut off the skirt of Saul's robe, 1 Sam 24:4; its vineyards are mentioned. Song of Solomon 1:14; now called 'Ain Jidy, near which there is a thermal spring, about 1 mile from the seashore and from 330 to 500 feet above the sea, and about 1200 below the top of the cliffs. The ancient city was probably on the slope below the spring, where there are a few ruins.