TIMNAH (PLACE) [Heb timnâ (תִּמְנָה)].1. A town on the N border of the tribal allotment of Judah (Josh 15:7), between Beth-shemesh and Ekron (probably Tel Miqne). According to Josh 19:43, it was originally assigned to the tribe of Dan. Alt (KlSchr 1: 193–202) has persuasively argued that the border
TIMNATH (PLACE) [Gk Thamnatha (Θαμναθα)]. Listed in 1 Macc 9:50 as one of the cities of Judea fortified by Bacchides in his battle with Jonathan. While the major mss of the Greek text read Thamnatha Pharathōn, as if the two terms comprise the name of a single location, Abel has rightly pointed to the
Timnah (Place). 1. One of the cities on the northern boundary of Judah’s inheritance, located between Beth-shemesh and Ekron (Jos 15:10). This is the likely site of Judah’s affair with Tamar, which resulted in the birth of Perez and Zerah (Gn 38:12–14, kjv Timnath). A frontier town between Judah and
1. A town identified with Tell el-Baṭâshī, a 40-dunam (10-acre) mound situated in the fertile alluvial plain of the Sorek valley about 7 km (4 1/2 mi) W of Beth-shemesh (Tell er-Rumeileh). The description of Judah’s northern border in Josh. 15:10f identifies Beth-shemesh, Timnah, and Ekron (Tell el-Muqennaʿ,
Timnahtim̀nš [Heb. timnâ—‘allotted portion’]; AV also TIMNATH, THIMNATHA; NEB also TIMNATH. Since Heb. timnâ means “portion, allotment,” the name was not uncommon, and a tendency to find either too many or too few with this name must be carefully controlled by the contexts.
Timnathtim̀nath [Gk. Thamnatha] (1 Macc. 9:50); AV THAMNATHA; NEB TIMNATH-PHARATHON. A city fortified by the Seleucid general Bacchides in 160 b.c., along with Jericho, Emmaus, Bethel, and other sites. It is identified with Khirbet Tibnah, a strategic site about 19 km (12 mi) NW of Bethel in the hill
TIMNAH (Place)1. One of the cities on the northern boundary of Judah’s inheritance, located between Beth-shemesh and Ekron (Jos 15:10). This is the likely site of Judah’s affair with Tamar, which resulted in the birth of Perez and Zerah (Gn 38:12–14). A frontier town between Judah and Philistia, Timnah
Timnah (tim´nuh; also Timnath, Timnatha; Gk. Thamnath).1 A town in the southern hill country where Judah pastured sheep (Gen. 38:12–14); perhaps to be identified with the Timnah in the seventh district of Judah (Josh. 15:57).2 A town on the northern border of Judah, between Beth-shemesh and Ekron (Josh.
TIMNAH. 1. A town near Beth-shemesh on the northern border of Judah (Josh 15:10), now identified with Tell el-Batashi in the Sorek Valley (Y. Aharoni, “The Northern Boundary of Judah,” PEQ, XC , 27–31). Note the variant forms of the name: construct, Timnath; locative, Timnatha.The town had been
TIMNAH (Heb. timnâh). 1. A town on the N boundary of Judah, formerly counted as Danite (Jos. 15:10; 19:43). It changed hands more than once between Israelites and Philistines (Jdg. 14:1; 2 Ch. 28:18). Samson’s first wife lived there. This may be the place Tamnā, later mentioned in the annals of Sennacherib,
Timnah (Heb. timnâ)1. A city on the northern border of Judah (Josh. 15:10), originally assigned to the tribe of Dan (19:43). Timnah, however, was occupied by Philistines and was the scene for Samson’s conflict after having taken a Philistine wife (Judg. 14–15). Timnah probably came under Israelite
Timnath (Gk. Thamnath.)A town in Judea fortified in 160 b.c.e. by the Seleucid general Bacchides (1 Macc. 9:50). Situated in the hill country of Ephraim, it is probably to be identified with Khirbet Tibnah (160157), ca. 14 km. (9 mi.) NW of Bethel.
BATASH (TEL) (TIMNAH) Tel Batash is situated in the Sorek Plain, 4 miles west of Beth-Shemesh and 5 miles south of Gezer. The identification of the site with the biblical town of Timnah is well established thanks to the clear identification of Ekron with Tel Miqne. In the description of the northern
TIMNAH The Timnah valley lies about 15 miles north of the Gulf of Elath, enclosed on its south, west and north by a 900–1,200 feet mountain range called the Zuqe Timnah. The area was first explored by J. Petherick (1860), who recognized the metallurgical character of some of the ancient remains. F. Frank
TIMNAH1. A town on the northern border of the territory of Judah, in the Shephelah (Josh. 15:10), enumerated among the cities of Dan (Josh. 19:43). It plays a prominent role in the story of Samson (Judg. 1:1, 25; 15:6). It was conquered by the Philistines in the time of Ahaz (2 Chr. 28:18). The Arab
TIMNAH A town in the low hills of western Canaan, roughly 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Jerusalem. In the time of Joshua, it was allotted to the tribe of Dan (Josh 19:43), although it seems to have remained under the control of the Philistines for much, if not all, of the Israelite settlement period.