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Anathoth (town)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Anathoth (Place)
ANATHOTH (PLACE) [Heb ʿănātôt (עֲנָתֹות)]. A priestly city in the tribal territory of Benjamin, first mentioned in the Bible as the home of Abiezer and Jehu, two of David’s bodyguards (2 Sam 23:27; 1 Chr 11:28; 12:3; 27:12). This important town is not mentioned in any of the early narratives dealing
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Anathoth, Anathothite (Place)
Anathoth, Anathothite (Place). Town in Benjamin’s territory set aside for the Levites (Jos 21:18; 1 Chr 6:60). Anathoth may have been named by the Canaanites for their goddess Anath, or later by the Israelites for one of Benjamin’s descendants (1 Chr 7:8). The town was probably located at Ras el-Karrubeh
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Anathoth
Anathoth anʹə-thoth [Heb. anāṯôṯ]. A Levitical town in the tribal division of Benjamin (Josh. 21:18; cf. 1 Ch. 6:60), about 3 mi (5 km) NE of Jerusalem, best known as the home of the prophet Jeremiah. The modern village of ‘Anâtâ preserves the name, but the ancient city is represented by Râs
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Anathoth (Place), Anathothite
ANATHOTH (Place), ANATHOTHITE* Town in Benjamin’s territory set aside for the Levites (Jos 21:18; 1 Chr 6:60). Anathoth may have been named by the Canaanites for their goddess Anath, or later by the Israelites for one of Benjamin’s descendants (1 Chr 7:8). The town was probably located at Ras el-Karrubeh
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Anathoth
Anathoth (an´uh-thoth), a levitical town in the tribal territory of Benjamin (Josh. 21:18; 1 Chron. 6:60). Located less than three miles northeast of Jerusalem along a secondary road connecting the latter with Bethel, Anathoth was the hometown of Jeremiah (Jer. 1:1; cf. 11:21–23; 29:27; 32:7–9). Two
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Anath
ANATH1. Name of Canaanite goddess. See Gods, False: Anath.2. The town of Anata (Anathoth, the home of Jeremiah), three miles NNE of Jerusalem, bears the name of the goddess Anath, as do other place names, such as Beth-anoth (temple of Anath) in Judah (Josh 15:59) and Beth-anath in Naphtali (Josh 19:38;
Anathoth
ANATHOTH. A small village three miles NE of Jerusalem. It was the home of Abiathar the priest and of Jeremiah, his descendant (1 Kgs 2:26; Jer 1:1; 11:21 ff.). Located in the land of Benjamin (Josh 21:18), it was assigned to the sons of Aaron. Two of David’s men of valor, Abiezer and Jehu, came from
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Anathoth
ANATHOTH. A town in Benjamite territory assigned to Levites (Jos. 21:18). It was the home of Abiezer (2 Sa. 23:27), Abiathar (1 Ki. 2:26) and Jehu, David’s warriors (1 Ch. 12:3). Sennacherib conquered it (Is. 10:30). Jeremiah had property there (Je. 1:1; 32:7–9). Excavations at Anāta, Deīr es-Sid,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Anathoth
Anathoth (Heb. ʿănāṯôṯ)A levitical city in the tribal territory of Benjamin. Abiathar, David’s priest, owned some fields there and was banished to the city by Solomon (1 Kgs. 2:26–27). Two of David’s elite warriors, Abiezer (2 Sam. 23:29) and Jehu (1 Chr. 12:3), were from Anathoth. The prophet
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Anathoth
Anathoth [ănˊə thŏth] (Heb. ˓anāṯôṯ, perhaps an abbreviation of Beth-anathoth “house of the great Anath”). A levitical city in the territory of Benjamin (Josh. 21:18; 1 Chr. 6:60), northeast of Jerusalem. Abiathar the priest owned property in this city (1 Kgs. 2:26), and David’s heroes Abiezer
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Anathoth
ANATHOTH A Levitical city in the territory of’ Benjamin (Josh. 21:18), the birthplace of two of David’s mighty men (2 Sam. 23:27; 1 Chr. 12:3). Abiathar the priest was banished to his own fields at Anathoth by Solomon (1 Kgs. 2:26). The prophet Jeremiah was born there (Jer. 1:1) and the city is also
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Anathoth
ANATHOTH A Levitical city situated several miles northeast of Jerusalem, in the tribal territory of Benjamin (Josh 21:18; 1 Chr 7:8). Abiathar, a powerful priest of David, owned lands and estates there, and it was to Anathoth that he was banished by Solomon (1 Kgs 2:26–27). Two noted warriors of David
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