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Hanes

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HANES is associated with Zoan in a difficult context, Isaiah 30:4 . Some would place it in Lower Egypt, with Anysis in Herodotus, and Khininshi in the annals of Ashurbanipal; but there can be little doubt that it is the Egyptian Hnçs (Heracleopolis Magna) on the west side of the Nile, just south of the Fayyum. Hnçs was apparently the home of the family from which the 22nd Dyn. arose, and the scanty documents of succeeding dynasties show it to have been of great importance: in the 25th and 26th Dyns. ( c [Note: circa, about.] . b.c. 715 600) the standard silver of Egypt was specifically that of the treasury of Harshafe, the ram-headed god of Hnçs, and during the long reign of Psammetichus i. (c [Note: circa, about.] . 660 610) Hnçs was the centre of government for the whole of Upper Egypt. The LXX [Note: Septuagint.] does not recognize the name of the city, and shows a wide divergence of reading: ‘for there are in Tanis princes, wicked messengers.’

F. Ll. Griffith.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Hanes'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/h/hanes.html. 1909.

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