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Kiriath-Sannah

KIRIATH-SANNAH

kir-i-ath-san'-a (qiryath sannah; the King James Version Kirjath Sannah):

In Joshua 15:49 it is called "Debir," and is identical with KIRIATH-SEPHER (which see). Aspolis grammaton, "city of books," is the reading in Septuagint, the most natural explanation is that cannah, is a copyist's error for cepher, but Sayce considers this an ancient Canaanite name meaning "city of instruction," and that it occurs in the Tell el-Amarna Letters in the form "Bit' sani."


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