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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Ir-Nahash

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[many Ir'nahash] (Heb. Ir-Nachash', עַיר נָתָשׁ , serpent city; Sept. πόλις Ναᾶς, Vulig. urbs Naas, Auth. Vers. margin, "city of Nahash"), a place founded (rebuilt) by Tehinnah, the son of Eshton, of the tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:12). Schwarz (Palest. p. 116) thinks it the present Dir- Nachas, one mile east of Beth-Jibrin; prob. the same marked (perh. inaccurately) Dar-Hakhas on Zimmerman's map, a short distance north- east of Beit-Jibrin. Van de Velde likewise identifies it with "Deir-Nakhaz, a village with ancient remains east of Beit-Jibrin" (Memoir, p. 322). SEE NAHASH.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ir-Nahash'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/i/ir-nahash.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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