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Dictionaries :: Zaanaim

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Zaanaim:

wanderings; the unloading of tents, so called probably from the fact of nomads in tents encamping amid the cities and villages of that region, a place in the north-west of Lake Merom, near Kedesh, in Naphtali. Here Sisera was slain by Jael, "the wife of Heber the Kenite," who had pitched his tent in the "plain [R.V., 'as far as the oak'] of Zaanaim" (Jdg 4:11).

It has been, however, suggested by some that, following the LXX. and the Talmud, the letter b, which in Hebrew means "in," should be taken as a part of the word following, and the phrase would then be "unto the oak of Bitzanaim," a place which has been identified with the ruins of Bessum, about half-way between Tiberias and Mount Tabor.

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Zaanaim:

za-a-na'-im.

See ZAANANNIM

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Zaanaim:

(removings) the plain of, or more accurately, "the oak by Zaanaim," a tree‐probably a sacred tree-mentioned as marking the spot near which Heber the Kenite was encamped when Sisera took refuge in his tent (Judges 4:11). Its situation is defined as "near Kedesh," i.e. Kedesh‐naphtali, the name of which still lingers on the high ground north of Safed and two or three miles west of the lake of el‐Huleh (waters of Merom.) This whole region abounds in oaks.

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