Eitan, Israel

Eitan
אֵיתָן
إيتان
Etymology: Enduring
Eitan is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Eitan
Eitan
Eitan is located in Israel
Eitan
Eitan
Coordinates: 31°34′19″N 34°44′54″E / 31.57194°N 34.74833°E / 31.57194; 34.74833Coordinates: 31°34′19″N 34°44′54″E / 31.57194°N 34.74833°E / 31.57194; 34.74833
Country Israel
DistrictSouthern
CouncilShafir
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded1955
Founded byTunisian Jews
Population
 (2019)[1]
464

Eitan (Hebrew: אֵיתָן, lit. Enduring) is a national-religious moshav in south-central Israel. Located in the southern Shephelah, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 464.[1]

Etymology

The name is taken from the biblical verse Numbers 24:21; "...Enduring is your dwelling place ...".[2]

History

The village was established in 1955 by Jewish immigrants from Tunisia.

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.155, ISBN 965-220-186-3
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