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KIRIATH-SANNAH (PLACE) [Heb qiryat-sannâ (קִרְיַת־סַנָּה)]. According to Josh 15:49, the former name of the city of Debir. Precisely because this reading is problematic, Noth (1935: 44–50) assumed that the text indeed originally listed Kiriath-sannah, and that the equation with Debir was a later gloss.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
KIRJATH-SANNAH. The reputed name of a city in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:49); the same as Debir (q.v.). It is possible that this is a third name for Debir (in addition to Kirjath-sepher), although no satisfactory explanation has been given as to its meaning. However, the LXX evidently had the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
KIR´IATH-SAN´NAH (kirʹyath-saʹna; “Kirjath-sannah,” KJV); called also Kiriath-sepher (kir´yath-sef´er) or “city of books,” and later, Debir (which see, no. 2; Josh. 15:15–16, 49). This southern Judah city of the hill country has been identified with Tell Beit Mirsim, some thirteen miles WSW of Hebron.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Kirjath-sannah—city of the sannah; i.e., of the palm(?), Josh. 15:49; the same as Kirjath-sepher (15:16; Judg. 1:11) and Debir (q.v.), a Canaanitish royal city included in Judah (Josh. 10:38; 15:49), and probably the chief seat of learning among the Hittites. It was about 12 miles to the south-west of
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia