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Holman Bible Dictionary

Anah

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(ay' nah) Personal name meaning, “answer.” 1. Mother of Oholibamah, a wife of Esau (Genesis 36:2 ), and grandmother of Jeush, Jalam, and Korah (Genesis 36:14 ). RSV reads “daughter” as “son.” This would allow this Anah to be related to or identified with Anah 2 below. In Genesis 36:24 Anah is noted for having found “mules in the wilderness” (KJV) or “hot springs in the desert” (NIV; compare NAS; RSV). Here Zibeon is still Anah's father as in Genesis 36:2 , but this Anah is masculine. In Genesis 36:29 Anah is a Horite chief living in Seir. 2. A son of Seir and brother of Zibeon ( Genesis 36:20 ).

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Anah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/a/anah.html. 1991.

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