Ashnah (Jos 15:43)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ASHNAH (PLACE) [Heb ʾašnâ (אַשְׁנָה)]. 1. A town in the Shephelah, or lowlands, of Judah (Josh 15:33), within the same district as Azekah, Zanoah, and Socoh. The only reference to this settlement occurs in the list of towns within the tribal allotment of Judah (Jos 15:21–62; see also BETH-DAGON). The
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ashnah. Name of two towns that Judah’s tribe received after the conquest of Canaan (Jos 15:33, 43) No certain location for either is known, but both were in the “lowlands” separating Judah and Philistia. Although the Philistines often overran that buffer zone, they never got beyond its eastern border.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ashnah ashʹnə [Heb. ’ašnâ]. Two sites in the inheritance list of the tribe of Judah.
Ashnah of Judah
1. A site in the lowlands of Judah, probably near Eshtaol and Zorah (Josh. 15:33). The small ruin ‘Aslîn between those two places may retain an echo of the old name.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ASHNAH Name of the two towns that Judah’s tribe received after the conquest of Canaan (Jos 15:33, 43). No certain location for either is known, but both were in the lowlands separating Judah and Philistia. Although the Philistines often overran that buffer zone, they never got beyond its eastern border.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ASHNAH. Two villages in the Shephelah or foothills of Judah are given this name (Josh 15:33, 43). Their exact location has not been determined. The first is thought to be >Aslin, located on the edge of the coastal plain W of Jerusalem. The second has been identified by some with Idhna between Hebron
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ashnah (Heb. ʾašnâ)1. A city in the Shephelah (lowlands) of Judah, mentioned in connection with Eshtaol and Zorah (Josh. 15:33). The modern village of Aslin, E of Azekah, and Khirbet Wadi Allin, SE of Beth-shemesh, are possible locations.2. A city in the Shephelah of Judah, further south than 1 above
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
ASHNAH The name of two towns in Judah, one of them mentioned in Joshua (15:33) after Zoreah, among the cities in the territory of Judah. Ashnah’s identification is not certain; some suggest Khirbet el-Assalin, more than a mile to the northwest of Zorah, while others propose Khirbet Ashainah, over 4 miles
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ash´nah, the name of two cities, both in the lowlands of Judah: (1) named between Zoreah and Zanoah, and therefore probably northwest of Jerusalem, Josh. 15:33; and (2) between Jiptah and Nezib, and therefore to the southwest of Jerusalem. Josh. 15:43. Each, according to Robinson’s map (1857), would
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary