Zanoah

Zanoah [N] [H] [S]

marsh.

  • A town in the low country or shephelah of Judah, near Zorah ( Joshua 15:34 ). It was re-occupied after the return from the Captivity ( Nehemiah 11:30 ). Zanu'ah in Wady Ismail, 10 miles west of Jerusalem, occupies probably the same site.

  • A town in the hill country of Judah, some 10 miles to the south-west of Hebron ( Joshua 15:56 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Zanoah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Zanoah [N] [E] [S]

    forgetfulness; desertion
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Zanoah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Zanoah [N] [E] [H]

    (marsh ).

    1. A town of Judah in the Shefelah or plain, ( Joshua 15:34 ; Nehemiah 3:13 ; 11:30 ) possibly identical with Zanua .
    2. A town of Judah in the highland district, ( Joshua 15:66 ) not improbably identical with Sanute , about 10 miles south of Hebron.
    3. In the genealogical lists of the tribe of Judah in 1 Chron., Jekuthiel is said to have been the father of Zanoah. ch. ( 1 Chronicles 4:18 ) As Zanoah is the name of a town of Judah, this mention of Bithiah probably points to some colonization of the place by Egyptians or by Israelites directly from Egypt.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Zanoah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    ZANOAH

    za-no'-a (zanoach; Codex Vaticanus Tano; Codex Alexandrinus Zano):

    (1) A town in the Judean Shephelah, grouped with Eshtaol, Zorah and Ashnah (Joshua 15:34). The Jews reoccupied the place after the exile (Nehemiah 11:30). Here it is named between Jarmuth and Adullam. The inhabitants assisted in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, repairing the valley gate (Nehemiah 3:13). Eusebius (in Onomasticon) places it at Zanna, in the district of Eleutheropolis on the Jerusalem road. It is represented by the modern Zanu`a, about 10 miles North of Belt Jibrin (Eleutheropolis).

    (2) (Codex Vaticanus Zakanaeim; Codex Alexandrinus Zano):

    A place in the mountains (Joshua 15:56) of which Jekuthiel was the "father" or founder (1 Chronicles 4:18). It may be identified with Zenuta, a ruined site on a hill about 12 miles South of Hebron.

    W. Ewing


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ZANOAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.