(darkness ) one of the halting-places of the Israelite host during the last portion of the wandering. (Numbers 33:42,43) By Eusebius and Jerome, it is identified with Phaeno, which contained the copper-mines so well known at that period, and was situated between Petra and Zoar.
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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Puínon'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".