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Bible Cities: Anathoth
Anathoth was a city located about 3 miles northeast of Jerusalem. It was part of the tribal portion of Benjamin, which was later given to the Levites.

Map of Ancient Anathoth


Ancient Anathoth - Map of New Testament Israel AN`A-THOTH (song, poverty), i. See 1 Chron. 7:8, and Neh 10:19. ii. A Levitical city situated in the boundaries of Benjamin four miles north of Jerusalem, Isa. 10:30; Josh, 21:18. Its ruins nave lately been discovered.

Anathoth in Easton's Bible Dictionary the name of one of the cities of refuge, in the tribe of Benjamin (Josh. 21:18). The Jews, as a rule, did not change the names of the towns they found in Israel; hence this town may be regarded as deriving its name from the goddess Anat. It was the native place of Abiezer, one of David's "thirty" (2 Sam. 23:27), and of Jehu, another of his mighty men (1 Chr. 12:3). It is chiefly notable, however, as the birth-place and usual residence of Jeremiah (Jer. 1:1; 11:21- 23; 29:27; 32:7-9). It suffered greatly from the army of Sennacherib, and only 128 men returned to it from the Exile (Neh. 7:27; Ezra 2:23). It lay about 3 miles north of Jerusalem. It has been identified with the small and poor village of 'Anata, containing about 100 inhabitants.

Anathoth in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 1. 1 Chronicles 7:8. 2. 1 Chronicles 10:19. 3. A priests' city of Benjamin. ("echoes".) (Joshua 21:18; 1 Chronicles 6:60). Abiathar the priest was banished thither by Solomon after his attempt to put Adonijah on the throne (1 Kings 2:26). Abiezer's birthplace, one of David's 30 captains (2 Samuel 23:27); Jehu's also, one of his mighties (1 Chronicles 12:3); Jeremiah's, the priest and prophet, also (Jeremiah 1:1). Among the restored captives from Babylon were 128 men of Anathoth The name is variously given: Anethothite, Anetothite, Antothite. Near the road, about three miles N. from Jerusalem (Isaiah 10:30). Now Anata, on a broad ridge, amidst fields of grain, figs, and olives. There are remains of walls, and quarries supplying stone to Jerusalem.

Anathoth in Hitchcock's Bible Names or Anath

Anathoth in Naves Topical Bible 1. City of refuge in Benjamin Jos 21:11; 1Ch 6:60. Abiathar confined in 1Ki 2:26. Birthplace of Jeremiah Jer 1:1; 32:7-12. Birthplace of Abiezer 2Sa 23:27. Birthplace of Jehu 1Ch 12:3. Prophecies against Jer 11:21-23. Inhabitants of, Babylonian captivity Ezr 2:23; Ne 7:27. 2. Son of Becher 1Ch 7:8. 3. A Jew, who returned from Babylon Ne 10:19

Anathoth in Smiths Bible Dictionary a priests' city belonging to the tribe of Benjamin, with "suburbs." Jos 21:18; 1Ch 6:60 Anathoth lay about three miles from Jerusalem. Isa 10:30 The cultivation of the priests survives in tilled fields of grain, with figs and olives. There are the remains of walls and strong foundations, and the quarries still supply Jerusalem with building stones.

Anathoth in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE an'-a-thoth (`anathoth; Anathoth): A town which lay between Michmash and Jerusalem (Isa 10:30), in the territory of Benjamin, assigned to the Levites (Josh 21:18). It was the native place of Abiathar (1 Ki 2:26), and of the prophet Jer (Jer 1:1; 11:21 ff, etc.). Here lay the field which, under remarkable circumstances, the prophet purchased (Jer 32:7 ff). Two of David's distinguished soldiers, Abiezer (2 Sam 23:27) and Jehu (1 Ch 12:3), also hailed from Anathoth. It was again occupied by the Benjamites after the return from the Exile (Neh 11:32, etc.). It is identified with `Anata, two and a quarter miles Northeast of Jerusalem, a small village of some fifteen houses with remains of ancient walls. There are quarries in the neighborhood from which stones are still carried to Jerusalem. It commands a spacious outlook over the uplands to the North, and especially to the Southeast, over the Jordan valley toward the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moab. There is nothing to shelter it from the withering power of the winds from the eastern deserts (Jer 4:11; 18:17, etc.).

Anathoth Scripture - 1 Chronicles 6:60 And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs, and Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs. All their cities throughout their families [were] thirteen cities.

Anathoth Scripture - 1 Chronicles 7:8 And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All these [are] the sons of Becher.

Anathoth Scripture - 1 Kings 2:26 And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou [art] worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and because thou hast been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.

Anathoth Scripture - Ezra 2:23 The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight.

Anathoth Scripture - Isaiah 10:30 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.

Anathoth Scripture - Jeremiah 11:21 Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that thou die not by our hand:

Anathoth Scripture - Jeremiah 11:23 And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, [even] the year of their visitation.

Anathoth Scripture - Jeremiah 1:1 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that [were] in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

Anathoth Scripture - Jeremiah 29:27 Now therefore why hast thou not reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth, which maketh himself a prophet to you?

Anathoth Scripture - Jeremiah 32:7 Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee, saying, Buy thee my field that [is] in Anathoth: for the right of redemption [is] thine to buy [it].

Anathoth Scripture - Jeremiah 32:8 So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that [is] in Anathoth, which [is] in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance [is] thine, and the redemption [is] thine; buy [it] for thyself. Then I knew that this [was] the word of the LORD.

Anathoth Scripture - Jeremiah 32:9 And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that [was] in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, [even] seventeen shekels of silver.

Anathoth Scripture - Joshua 21:18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almon with her suburbs; four cities.

Anathoth Scripture - Nehemiah 10:19 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,

Anathoth Scripture - Nehemiah 11:32 [And] at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,

Anathoth Scripture - Nehemiah 7:27 The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight.

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