oak. (1.) The expression in the Authorized Version of Josh. 19:33, “from Allon to Zaanannim,” is more correctly rendered in the Revised Version, “from the oak in Zaanannim.” The word denotes some remarkable tree which stood near Zaanannim, and which served as a landmark. (2.) The son of Jedaiah, of the family of the Simeonites, who expelled the Hamites from the valley of Gedor (1 Chr. 4:37).

Contemporary Examples

Awaiting the drawing of new borders, allon erased the old ones, with the acceptance of the government as a whole.
Draw the Line: How Israel Erases Itself Gershom Gorenberg March 25, 2012

The allon Plan largely guided the settlement efforts of Labor governments for the next decade.
Road 443: More Evidence of a Long Deception Gershom Gorenberg October 6, 2013

allon thought he was creating a tabula rasa for new borders.
Draw the Line: How Israel Erases Itself Gershom Gorenberg March 25, 2012

Historical Examples

We may add that when Dr. allon applied for permission to include it in his new hymn-book Dickens referred him to the authoress.
Charles Dickens and Music James T. Lightwood

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