distribution, an Ammonitish town ( Judges 11:33 ) from which wheat was exported to Tyre ( Ezekiel 27:17 ). It was probably somewhere in the Mishor or table-land on the east of Jordan. There is a gentle valley running for about 4 miles east of Dhiban called Kurm Dhiban, "the vineyards of Dibon." Tristram supposes that this may be the "vineyards" mentioned in Judg. (l.c.).
same as Minni
(distribution ), a place on the east of the Jordan, named as the point to which Jephthahs slaughter of the Ammonites extended. ( Judges 11:33 ) The "wheat of Minnith" is mentioned in ( Ezekiel 27:17 ) as being supplied by Judah and Israel to Tyre; but there is nothing to indicate that the same place is intended, and indeed the word is believed by some not to be a proper name.
min'-ith (minnith; Codex Vaticanus achris Arnon; Codex Alexandrinus eis Semoeith):
After Jephthah defeated the Ammonites, he is said to have smitten them from Aroer "until thou come to Minnith" (Judges 11:33). Eusebius, Onomasticon mentions a place called Maanith, 4 Roman miles from Heshbon, on the road to Philadelphia (`Amman), and locates Abelcheramim, which is mentioned with Minnith, 7 miles from Philadelphia, without indicating the direction. Some travelers have spoken of a Menjah, 7 miles East of Heshbon, but of this place Tristram (Land of Moab, 140) could find no trace. The same place appears to be mentioned in Ezekiel 27:17 as supplying wheat, which figures in the trade between Judah and Tyre. There are really no reliable data on which to suggest an identification, while there are grave reasons to suspect the integrity of the text.
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