Aven: Nothingness; vanity.
1. Hosea speaks of the "high places of Aven"
(Hosea 10:8) by which he
means Bethel. He also calls it Beth-aven, i.e., "the house of
(Hosea 4:15) on account of the golden calves Jeroboam had
set up there
(1 Kings 12:28)
2. Translated by the LXX. "On" in
(Ezekiel 30:17) The Egyptian
Heliopolis or city of On (q.v.).
(Amos 1:5) it denotes the Syrian Heliopolis, the modern Baalbec.