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Zenan

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(Heb. Tsenan', צְנָן , pointed, if this be the proper form of the name; Sept. Σεννάμ, v.r. Σεννά ; Vulg. Sanan), a town in the lowland district of Judah (Joshua 15:37), where it is named before Hadashah and Migdal-gad in the western group of the tribe. (See JUDAH). Accordingly, a few miles south of the present Mejdel is a small village called Jenn, which is probably the modern representative of Zenan. It is generally supposed that Zenan is the same place which the prophet Micah calls Zaanan (1, 11; see Reland, Palcesto p. 1058; Keil and Delitzsch, On Joshua 15:37). Knobel supposes this last to be identical with: the ruin of esSenat, near Belt Jibrin (Tobler, Dritte Wanderung, p. 124). Schwarz (Palest. p. 103) proposes to identify Zenan with "the village Zan-abra, situated two and a half English miles south-east of Mareshah." By this he doubtless intends the place which iln the lists of Robinson (Bibl. Res. [1st ed.], vol. 3, app. p. 117) is called es-Sendbirah, and in Tobler's Dritte Wanderung (p. 149), es- Sennd2bereh. The latter traveler in his map places it about two and a half miles due east of Marash (Maresha). But both these latter identifications are more than doubtful.

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

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