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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Zaanan

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Zenan, in the low hill country (shephelah ) of Judah (Joshua 15:37), meaning "the place of flocks." Playing on its meaning Micah (Micah 1:11) says, "though in name implying thou dost come forth (yatsa ), thou camest not forth." Maurer and Pusey construe, "the mourning of Bethezel takes away from you her shelter" (its stay or standing). Though Bethezel be at your side, according to her name, yet as she also mourns under the foe's oppression she cannot give you shelter, or be at your side (as her name might lead you to expect), if you come forth and be intercepted by him from returning to Zaanan. Vatablus better, "Zaanan came not forth (shut herself within her walls), he (the foe) shall receive a check (literally, his standing) by you," brought to a stand before you, in besieging, but only for a time. Zaanan too fell, like Bethezel before her.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Zaanan'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/z/zaanan.html. 1949.

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