Timnah [N] [E] [H]

(portion ).

  1. A place which formed one of the landmarks on the north boundary of the allotment of Judah. ( Joshua 15:10 ) It is probably identical with the Thimnathah of ( Joshua 19:43 ) and that again with the Timnath, or, more accurately, Timnathah, of Samson ( Judges 14:1 Judges 14:2 Judges 14:5 ) and the Thamnatha of the Maccabees. The modern representative of all these various forms of the same name is probably Tibneh, a village about two miles west of Ain Shems (Beth-shemesh). In the later history of the Jews, Timnah must have been a conspicuous place. It was fortified by Bacchides as one of the most important military posts of Judea. 1 Macc. 9:50.
  2. A town in the mountain district of Judah. ( Joshua 15:57 ) A distinct place from that just examined.
  3. Inaccurately written Timnath in the Authorized Version, the scene of the adventure of Judah with his daughter in-law Tamar. ( Genesis 38:12 Genesis 38:13 Genesis 38:14 ) There is nothing here to indicate its position. It may be identified either with the Timnah in the mountains of Judah No. 23 or with the Timnathath of Samson [No. 1].

[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 'Timnah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

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