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Kenath
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kenath
Kenath (קְנָת‎, qenath). A city east of the Sea of Galilee; captured by Nobah the Manassite, who renamed it after himself (Num 32:42; 1 Chr 2:23).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kenath (Place)
KENATH (PLACE) [Heb qĕnat (קְנַת)]. A town in Bashan which was taken by the Manassite Nobah, whose name was given to the site (Num 32:42). In a later campaign against Gilead, after the division of the Israelite monarchy, Geshur and Aram captured Kenath (1 Chr 2:23). Because the Gadite settlement of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kenath
Kenath. Town in the Hauran taken by Nobah (Nm 32:42) but later lost to Geshur and Aram (1 Chr 2:23). It was a Canaanite city known from Egyptian execration texts of the 19th and 18th centuries bc. and from the conquest by Thutmose III and the Amarna letters. In the Hellenistic period it became one of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kenath
Kenath keʹnəth [Heb. qenāṯ]. A city in northern Transjordan taken from the Amorites by Nobah, who gave it his own name (Nu. 32:42). It was recaptured by Geshur and Aram (1 Ch. 2:23) and apparently regained its original name.Abel (GP, II, 417) identified it with Kerak-Kanata 20 km (12 1/2 mi) W
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kenath
KENATH Town in the Hauran taken by Nobah (Nm 32:42) but later lost to Geshur and Aram (1 Chr 2:23). It was a Canaanite city known from Egyptian execration texts of the 19th and 18th centuries bc and from the conquest by Thutmose III and the Amarna letters. In the Hellenistic period it became one of the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kenath
Kenath (kee´nath), an important city of Bashan guarding the desert highway from Rabbath-ammon to Damascus, located about fifty miles south-southeast of the latter. Mentioned in the Egyptian Execration texts, the annals of Thutmose II, and the Amarna correspondence, the city was conquered by Nobah of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Kenath
KENATH. A Canaanite town in Gilead, at the NE border of Israel in the Hauran; for a time called Nobah, the name of one of its conquerors (Num 32:42; 1 Chr 2:23). Its importance in the 2nd mil. b.c. is indicated by its mentioned in the later Egyptian execration texts (c. 1825 b.c.), in a list of Thutmose
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kenath
KENATH (Heb. qe‘nāṯ, ‘possession’). A city in N Transjordan taken from the Amorites by *Nobah, who gave it his name (Nu. 32:42), and later taken by *Geshur and Aram (1 Ch. 2:23). The name appears in several Egyp. texts of the 2nd millennium (cf. LOB, index). It is usually identified with the extensive
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kenath
Kenath (Heb. qĕnāṯ)A city in eastern Gilead, captured during the Conquest by the Manassehite chieftain Nobah, who renamed it after himself (Num. 32:42). Apparently the original name persisted when the city later fell into Syrian hands (1 Chr. 2:23). Known as Kanatha in the Greco-Roman period, it
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kenath
Kenath [kēˊnăth] (Heb. qenāṯ “property”). A city in eastern Gilead. It was captured during the Conquest by the Manassehite chieftain Nobah, who renamed it after himself (Num. 32:42). But apparently the original name persisted when the city later fell into Syrian hands (1 Chr. 2:23). Known as Canatha
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Kenath
Ke´nath (possession), one of the cities on the east of Jordan, with its “daughter-towns” (Authorized Version “villages”) taken possession of by a certain Nobah, who then called it by his own name. Num. 32:42.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Kenath
KE´NATH (kēʹnath; “possession”). A city in Gilead that was taken with “its villages” from the Canaanites by Nobah, and afterward called by his name (Num. 32:42). It is mentioned (1 Chron. 2:22–23) apparently as taken by Jair. Kenath is now Kanawat, a ruined town E of Bashan and about fifty miles SE