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zanoah in Easton's Bible Dictionary

marsh. (1.) A town in the low country or shephelah of Judah, near Zorah (Josh. 15:34). It was re-occupied after the return from the Captivity (Neh. 11:30). Zanu'ah in Wady Ismail, 10 miles west of Jerusalem, occupies probably the same site. (2.) A town in the hill country of Judah, some 10 miles to the south-west of Hebron (Josh. 15:56).

zanoah in Smith's Bible Dictionary

(marsh). 1. A town of Judah in the Shefelah or plain, #Jos 15:34; Ne 3:13; 11:30| possibly identical with Zanu'a. 2. A town of Judah in the highland district, #Jos 15:66| not improbably identical with Sanute, about 10 miles south of Hebron. 3. In the genealogical lists of the tribe of Judah in 1 Chron., Jekuthiel is said to have been the father of Zanoah. ch. #1Ch 4:18| As Zanoah is the name of a town of Judah, this mention of Bithiah probably points to some colonization of the place by Egyptians or by Israelites directly from Egypt.

zanoah in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

ZANO'AH . Jekuthiel is called, in the A.V. of 1 Chr 4:18, the father of Zanoah, but this means he was the founder of the village of that name. See Zanoah, 2.

zanoah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

1. A town in the low hall country (shephelah) of Judah (Joshua 15:34; Nehemiah 11:30; repairers of the wall, Nehemiah 3:13). Zanua in Jerome's Onomasticon as in the district of Eleutheropolis on the way to Jerusalem. In Van de Velde's map N. of the wady Ismail, two miles E. of Zareah and four N. of Yarmuk. Jekuthiel father or founder of Zanoah, was son of Jehudijah the Jewess and Mered; Mered's other wife being Bithiah, Pharaoh's daughter. (See BITHIAH.) Israelites from Egypt probably colonized Zanoah.

2. Za nutah is probably identical with another Zanoah; a town in the mountain region of Judah