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An ancient Canaanite city located approximately five miles southeast of Megiddo in the eastern section of the Jezreel Valley. Allotted to the territory of Manasseh.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
TAANACH (PLACE) [Heb taʿnāk (תַּעְנָך)]. A Canaanite royal town founded ca. 2700 b.c., usually identified with Tell Tiʿinnik (M.R. 171214), a pear-shaped mound 320 m N–S, 137 m E–W at its widest. Strategically located in the upper Cenomanian-Turonian foothills ca. 150 m above the Plain of Jezreel. Tell
ANER (PLACE) [Heb ʿānēr (עָנֵר)]. A town of the tribe of Manasseh assigned as a levitical city to the Kohathites of the tribe of Levi (1 Chr 6:55—Eng 6:70). In a second list of levitical cities (Josh 21:25), Aner is replaced by Taanach. Most scholars have concluded that both OT lists reflect a single
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Taanach. One of the Canaanite fortress cities bordering the Plain of Esdraelon and the Valley of Jezreel, including Jokneam, Megiddo, Ibleam, and Beth-shan.The modern site, about five miles southeast of Megiddo, retains the ancient name, Tell Taanak. Excavations reveal a 14th-century bc. wall made of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Taanach tāʹə-nak [Heb. taʿanāḵ or taʿnāḵ; LXX Thaanach, with many variants]. A city on the southern edge of the Valley of Jezreel, about 8 km (5 mi) SE of Megiddo.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
TAANACH One of the Canaanite fortress cities bordering the plain of Esdraelon and the valley of Jezreel, including Jokneam, Megiddo, Ibleam, and Beth-shan. The modern site, about five miles (8 kilometers) southeast of Megiddo, retains the ancient name, Tell Taanak. Excavations reveal a 14th-century bc
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Taanach (tay´uh-nak), a site in the Near East occupied for over three thousand years. Ancient Taanach is located at Tel Ta‘annak, next to the modern village that still bears the ancient name. It is situated on the southern edge of the Esdraelon Plain five miles southeast of Megiddo. The main route from
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
TAANACH. Canaanite city in the hills just S of the Jezreel Valley, located at Tell Ta’annak. Its commanding position on one of the entrances to the valley occasioned its first appearance in historical records. Thutmose III’s commanders suggested its pass as an alternative approach to attack Megiddo five
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
TAANACH. Modern Tell Ta‘annek on the S edge of the valley of Jezreel, guarding a pass across Mt Carmel following the Wadi Abdullah.Thothmes III mentions Taanach in the account of his conquest of W Palestine (c. 1450 bc; ANET, pp. 234ff.), as does *Shishak. Amarna letter 248 complains of a raid by men
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Taanach (Heb. taʿănāḵ)A city in the southern corner of the Jezreel Valley in the foothills of the Samarian hill country. Its identification with modern Tell Taʿannek (171214) is undisputed because of the continuity in the name and because of its location on the southern branch of the Via Maris, next
Aner (Heb. ʿānēr) (PLACE)A city in the half-tribe of Manasseh (1 Chr. 6:70 [MT 55]), assigned to the clan of the Kohathites as a levitical city. In a second list of levitical cities in Josh. 21:25 Aner is replaced by Taanach. On the basis of this and scribal error, most scholars agree the cities are
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Taanach [tāˊə năk] (Heb. ta˓anāḵ). A Canaanite and Israelite city located on important trade routes ca. 8 km. (5 mi.) south-southeast of Megiddo on the southern edge of the Jezreel (Esdraelon) valley.Occupied from the mid-third millennium B.C., Taanach is first mentioned in a fifteenth-century
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
TAANACH A fortified Canaanite town at the southern end of the Jezreel Valley, close to the Wadi Ara pass. The earliest mention of it comes in the account of the conquest of Megiddo in 1468 bc by Tuthmosis III. It then appears in the El Amarna letters. The King of Taanach appears in the list of 31 kings
Catholic Bible Dictionary
TAANACH A Canaanite town often identified with the modern Tell Ti’innik. It was situated directly west of Mount Gilboa near the southern end of the plain of Megiddo. The Canaanite ruler of the town was defeated by Joshua (Josh 12:21), but the tribe that received the city, Manasseh (1 Chr 7:29), could