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Beth-Anath
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth-Anath
Beth-Anath (בֵּית עֲנָת‎, beith anath). A city assigned to the tribe of Naphtali. The Israelites failed to drive out the town’s original inhabitants (Josh 19:38; Judg 1:33).The name means “house/temple of Anath,” a Canaanite goddess.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Anath (Place)
BETH-ANATH (PLACE) [Heb bêt ʿanat (בֵּית עַנַת)]. A Canaanite designation for a city, comprised of Beth, “house of” (in modern Heb bêt and in Ar beit) and the name of the famous goddess Anath, known also as btlt ʿnt, “the virgin ʿanat” (UT 19.1889). The adoration of the goddess Anath was already popular
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-anath
Beth-anath. Town assigned to Naphtali’s tribe (Jos 19:38) from which the tribe failed to drive out the original inhabitants (Jgs 1:33). The Israelites, who often made slaves of the remaining Canaanite people, were in many cases eventually corrupted by their pagan religious practices.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-Anath
Beth-Anath beth-aʹnath [Heb. bêṯ ‘anaṯ—‘house of Anath,’ a Canaanite goddess; Gk. Baithanath]. A fortified city (listed by several Egyptian rulers during the New Kingdom period) in the territory assigned to Naphtali when Canaan was divided among the tribes of Israel following the conquest under
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Anath
BETH-ANATH Town assigned to Naphtali’s tribe (Jos 19:38) from which the tribe failed to drive out the original inhabitants (Jgs 1:33). The Israelites, who often made slaves of the remaining Canaanite people, were in many cases eventually corrupted by their pagan religious practices.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Beth-Anath
Beth-anath (beth-ay´nath; Heb., “house of Anat [a deity]”), a walled Canaanite city in the territory of Naphtali in Upper Galilee (Josh. 19:38) whose inhabitants the Israelites could not expel but subjugated as servants (Judg. 1:33). Its location is not certain, although it is sometimes identified with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beth-Anath
BETH-ANATH. An ancient fenced town in Naphtali (Josh 19:38) from which the Canaanites were not expelled (Jdg 1:33). Today it is the modern village of Ainatha in the mountains of upper Galilee about 12 miles NW of Safed.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Beth-Anath
BETH-ANATH (Heb. bêṯ ‘anāṯ, ‘temple of Anat’). Perhaps Safed el-Battikh, NW of Galilee, and the bt ‘nt listed by Seti I and Ramesses II. The city was allotted to Naphtali (Jos. 19:38); the original inhabitants were not expelled, but made tributary (Jdg. 1:33).Bibliography. LOB, pp. 200, 214.A.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Anath
Beth-Anath (Heb. bêṯ-ʿănaṯ)A Canaanite city (“house of [the goddess] Anath”) assigned to Naphtali (Josh. 19:38). The inhabitants were not expelled, but were compelled by the Israelites to do forced labor (Judg. 1:33). Named on the lists of several Egyptian pharaohs, it may be identified with modern
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Anath
Beth-Anath [bĕth āˊnăth] (Heb. bêṯ ˓anaṯ “house of [the goddess] Anath”). A Canaanite city that was assigned to Naphtali (Josh. 19:38). The inhabitants were not expelled, but were compelled by the Israelites to do forced labor (Judg. 1:33). The name appears on the lists of several Egyptian pharaohs.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-anath
Beth´-anath (house of echo or reply), one of the “fenced cities” of Naphtali, named with Beth-shemesh, Josh. 19:38; from neither of them were the Canaanites expelled. Judges 1:33.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-Anath
BETH-A´NATH (beth-aʹnath; “house of the goddess”). Anath, modern el-Ba‘neh, twelve miles E of Acre, a fortified city of Naphtali, named with Beth-shemesh (Josh. 19:38; Judg. 1:33), from neither of which the Canaanites were expelled, although they were made tributaries (1:33).
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