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Type Settlement
Usage Biblical
Pronounced Pron. AY-vən(Biblical English)

Meaning & History

A Biblical place name meaning "vanity", "nothingness", "iniquity" and "sorrow".

Aven is mentioned in the Bible as the once magnificent city of Heiropolis or 'city of the sun'. Forty-two miles outside of Damascus, this city is now known for the colossal ruins of its temples.
Added 2/25/2010 by Piccadilly
Edited 5/11/2015 by Frollein Gladys