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Zaanan

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(Heb. Tsaanâ n, צִאֲנָן; Sept. Σενναάρ ; Vulg. in exitu), a place named by Micah (Micah 1:11) in his address to the towns of the Shefelah. This sentence, like others of the same passage, contains a play of words founded on the meaning (or on a possible meaning) of the name Zaanan, as derived from yatsâ, to go forth: "The inhabitress of Tsaanan came not forth." Both Gesenius and First, however, connect the word with צאֹן, making it mean a place abounding with (or fit for) flocks. The division of the passage shown in the Sept and A.V., by which Zaanan is connected with Beth-ezel, is now generally recognized as inaccurate. It is thus given by Dr. Pusey, in his Commnentaryns,"The inhabitant of Zaanan came not forth. The mourning of Beth-ezel shall take from you its standing." So also Ewald, De Wette, and Zunz. The place is doubtless identical with ZENAN (See ZENAN) (q.v.).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Zaanan'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​z/zaanan.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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