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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.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary