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(hay' neess) Egypt place name. City to which Israel sent ambassadors in time of Isaiah to seek military and economic help (Isaiah 30:4 ). Isaiah condemned the government policy of seeking Egyptian help rather than trusting Yahweh. Hanes has often been located at Heracleopolis Magna in southern Egypt just north of the Nile Delta, modern Ahnas. This would be a natural parallel to northern Zoan or Tanis. See Zoan . A more likely identification, however, is Heracleopolis Parva, modern Hanes, almost directly east of Tanis and much more likely to be the goal of Judah's ambassador's than the distant southern Heracleopolis. Ashurbanipal of Egypt also mentions Hanes in listing Egyptian cities.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Hanes'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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