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Anah

one who answers; afflicted

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Anah

(one who answers), the son of Zibeon and father of Aholibamah, one of Esau's wives. (Genesis 36:2,14,25) He is supposed to have discovered the "hot springs" (not "mules," as in the Authorized Version) in the desert as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father. (B.C. 1797.)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Anah

The father of Aholibamah, one of Esau's wives. While feeding his father's asses in the desert, he is said to have found the "mules" Genesis 36:24. But the Hebrew word is suppose to mean rather "warm springs;" and such springs are found on the eastern coast of the Dead sea, which was not far from the dwellings of the Seirites, to whom Anah belonged. In this region was a place afterwards celebrated among the Greeks and Romans for its warm springs, and called by them Callirrhoe.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Speech.

(1.) One of the sons of Seir, and head of an Idumean tribe, called a Horite, as in course of time all the branches of this tribe were called from their dwelling in caves in Mount Seir (Genesis 36:20, 29; 1 Chronicles 1:38).

(2.) One of the two sons of Zibeon the Horite, and father of Esau's wife Aholibamah (Genesis 36:18, 24).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANAH

a'-na (`anah, meaning uncertain; a Horite clan-name (Genesis 36)):

(1) Mother of Aholibamah, one of the wives of Esau and daughter of Zibeon (compare Genesis 36:2, 14, 18, 25). The Septuagint, the Samaritan Pentateuch, and the Peshitta read "son," identifying this Anah with number 3 (see below); Genesis 36:2, read (ha-chori), for (ha-chiwwi).

(2) Son of Seir, the Horite, and brother of Zibeon; one of the chiefs of the land of Edom (compare Genesis 36:20, 21 = 1 Chronicles 1:38). Seir is elsewhere the name of the land (compare Genesis 14:6 Isaiah 21:11); but here the country is personified and becomes the mythical ancestor of the tribes inhabiting it.

(3) Son of Zibeon, "This is Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness" (compare Genesis 36:24 = 1 Chronicles 1:40, 41)

The word ha-yemim, occurs only in this passage and is probably corrupt. Ball (Sacred Books of the Old Testament, Genesis, critical note 93) suggests that it is a corruption of we-hemam (compare Genesis 36:22) in an earlier verse. Jerome, in his commentary on Genesis 36:24, assembles the following definitions of the word gathered from Jewish sources.

(1) "seas" as though yammim;

(2) "hot springs" as though hammim;

(3) a species of ass, yemim;

(4) "mules."

This last explanation was the one most frequently met with in Jewish lit; the tradition ran that Anah was the first to breed the mule, thus bringing into existence an unnatural species. As a punishment, God created the deadly water-snake, through the union of the common viper with the Libyan lizard (compare Genesis Rabbah 82 15, Yer. Ber 1 12b; Babylonian Pes 54a, Ginzberg, Monatschrift, XLII, 538-39).

The descent of Anah is thus represented in the three ways pointed out above as the text stands. If, however, we accept the reading ben, for bath, in the first case, Aholibamah will then be an unnamed daughter of the Anah of Genesis 36:24, not the Aholibamah, daughter of Anah of 36:25 (for the Anah of this verse is evidently the one of 36:20, not the Anah of 36:24). Another view is that the words, "the daughter of Zibeon," are a gloss, inserted by one who mistakenly identified the Anah of 36:25 with the Anah of 36:24; in this event, Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah, will be the one mentioned in 36:25. The difference between (2) and (3) is to be explained on the basis of a twofold tradition. Anah was originally a sub-clan of the clan known as Zibeon, and both were "sons of Seir"-i.e. Horites.

H. J. Wolf

Greek
611. apokrinomai -- to answer
... answer. From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, ie (by implication) to respond;
by Hebraism (compare anah) to begin to speak (where an address is expected ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6034. Anah -- two Horites
... 6033, 6034. Anah. 6035 . two Horites. Transliteration: Anah Phonetic
Spelling: (an-aw') Short Definition: Anah. Word Origin from ...
/hebrew/6034.htm - 6k

8385. ta'anah -- occasion or time of copulation
ta'anah. 8384, 8385. ta'anah. 8385a . occasion or time of copulation.
Transliteration: ta'anah Phonetic Spelling: (tah-an-aw') Short Definition: tree. ...
/hebrew/8385.htm - 5k

579. anah -- to be opportune, to meet, encounter opportunely
... anah. 580 . to be opportune, to meet, encounter opportunely. Transliteration:
anah Phonetic Spelling: (aw-naw') Short Definition: befall. ... see HEBREW 'anah. ...
/hebrew/579.htm - 6k

6030. anah -- to answer, respond
... 6029, 6030. anah. 6030a . to answer, respond. Transliteration: anah Phonetic
Spelling: (aw-naw') Short Definition: testify. sing, shout, testify, announce ...
/hebrew/6030.htm - 6k

576. anah -- I
... 575, 576. anah. 577 . I. Transliteration: anah Phonetic Spelling: (an-aw')
Short Definition: myself. ... see HEBREW 'aniy. 575, 576. anah. 577 . Strong's Numbers
/hebrew/576.htm - 6k

6031. anah -- to be bowed down or afflicted
... 6030b, 6031. anah. 6031a . to be bowed down or afflicted. Transliteration:
anah Phonetic Spelling: (aw-naw') Short Definition: defile. abase self, defile ...
/hebrew/6031.htm - 6k

6032. anah -- to answer
... anah. 6033 . to answer. Transliteration: anah Phonetic Spelling: (an-aw') Short
Definition: answered. ... (Aramaic) corresponding to anah -- answer, speak. ...
/hebrew/6032.htm - 6k

6033. anah -- poor
... 6032, 6033. anah. 6034 . poor. Transliteration: anah Phonetic Spelling:
(an-aw') Short Definition: poor. ... poor (Aramaic) corresponding to anah -- poor. ...
/hebrew/6033.htm - 5k

6031b. anah -- to sing
... 6031a, 6031b. anah. 6032 . to sing. Transliteration: anah Short Definition:
sing. Word Origin a prim. ... 6031a, 6031b. anah. 6032 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/6031b.htm - 5k

578. anah -- to mourn
... 577, 578. anah. 579 . to mourn. Transliteration: anah Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-naw') Short Definition: lament. Word Origin a prim. ... 577, 578. anah. 579 . ...
/hebrew/578.htm - 5k

Library

Chapter xxxvi
... Judith with Oholibamah may be made somewhat more convincing by noting that Oholibamah
is described (v. Genesis 36:2) as "the daughter of Anah." Now Anah ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxvi.htm

Ancient Chaldaea
... Pie only says, however, that on the banks of the Euphrates above Anah he had met
with "wheat, barley, and spelt in a kind of ravine;" from the context it ...
/.../chapter iancient chaldaea.htm

Chapter xxxi
... Suppose Jacob should treat Laban's daughters harshly ('anah ""afflict, oppress"),
or should take other wives in addition to the ones he had. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxi.htm

The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4. <. ...
/.../chapter ithe first chaldaean empire.htm

Thesaurus
Anah (10 Occurrences)
... (2.) One of the two sons of Zibeon the Horite, and father of Esau's wife Aholibamah
(Genesis 36:18, 24). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ANAH. ...
/a/anah.htm - 13k

Anah-he (1 Occurrence)
Anah-he. Ana'harath, Anah-he. Anaiah . Multi-Version Concordance
Anah-he (1 Occurrence). Genesis 36:24 And these are ...
/a/anah-he.htm - 6k

Ba'anah (9 Occurrences)
Ba'anah. Baanah, Ba'anah. Baani . Multi-Version Concordance
Ba'anah (9 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 4:2 Ishbosheth, Saul's ...
/b/ba'anah.htm - 8k

Chena'anah (5 Occurrences)
Chena'anah. Chenaanah, Chena'anah. Chenaiah . Multi-Version
Concordance Chena'anah (5 Occurrences). 1 Kings 22:11 And ...
/c/chena'anah.htm - 7k

Zibeon (7 Occurrences)
... In Genesis 36:2, 14 Anah is said to be "the daughter of Zibeon," whereas the Septuagint,
the Samaritan Pentateuch, the Syriac, and Lucian have "the son of ...
/z/zibeon.htm - 9k

Zib'eon (7 Occurrences)
... Genesis 36:2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of
Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon ...
/z/zib'eon.htm - 8k

Oholibamah (7 Occurrences)
... o-hol-i-ba'-ma, o-hol-i-ba'-ma ('oholibhamah, "tent of the high place"): (1) One
of Esau's wives, and a daughter of Anah the Hivite (Genesis 36:2, 5). It is ...
/o/oholibamah.htm - 9k

Aholibamah (7 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Tent of the height, the name given to Judith, the daughter
of Beeri = Anah (Genesis 26:34; 36:2), when she became the wife of Esau. ...
/a/aholibamah.htm - 9k

Oholiba'mah (7 Occurrences)
... Genesis 36:2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of
Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon ...
/o/oholiba'mah.htm - 8k

Shobal (9 Occurrences)
... sho'-bal (shobhal, "overflowing"; Sobal, with variants): (1) An Edomite name mentioned
in connection with Lotan, Zibeon and Anah, as that of a "son" of Seir ...
/s/shobal.htm - 10k

Concordance
Anah (10 Occurrences)

Genesis 36:2
Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon, the Hittite; and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, the Hivite;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 36:14
These were the sons of Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: she bore to Esau Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 36:18
These are the sons of Oholibamah, Esau's wife: chief Jeush, chief Jalam, chief Korah: these are the chiefs who came of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 36:20
These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 36:24
These are the children of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah. This is Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he fed the donkeys of Zibeon his father.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 36:25
These are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 36:29
These are the chiefs who came of the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:38
The sons of Seir: Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:40
The sons of Shobal: Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. The sons of Zibeon: Aiah, and Anah.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:41
The sons of Anah: Dishon. The sons of Dishon: Hamran, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Anah

Anah: Father-In-Law or Mother-In-Law of Esau: Called Also Beeri

Anah: Father-In-Law or Mother-In-Law of Esau--An Error of Copyist

Anah: Son of Seir

Related Terms

Anah-he (1 Occurrence)

Ba'anah (9 Occurrences)

Chena'anah (5 Occurrences)

Zibeon (7 Occurrences)

Zib'eon (7 Occurrences)

Oholibamah (7 Occurrences)

Aholibamah (7 Occurrences)

Oholiba'mah (7 Occurrences)

Shobal (9 Occurrences)

Dishon (7 Occurrences)

Aiah (7 Occurrences)

Ostrich (9 Occurrences)

Lotan (5 Occurrences)

Wormwood (10 Occurrences)

Esau's (13 Occurrences)

Ajah (2 Occurrences)

Satyr

Horite (4 Occurrences)

Baanah (10 Occurrences)

Chenaanah (5 Occurrences)

Owl (11 Occurrences)

Je'ush (9 Occurrences)

Jalam (4 Occurrences)

Jackal (3 Occurrences)

Jeush (9 Occurrences)

Jaalam (4 Occurrences)

Granddaughter (5 Occurrences)

Gentleness (17 Occurrences)

Grazing (6 Occurrences)

Water-springs (12 Occurrences)

Warm (25 Occurrences)

Imim (1 Occurrence)

Feeding (37 Occurrences)

Fed (62 Occurrences)

Discovered (46 Occurrences)

Duke (14 Occurrences)

Dukes (14 Occurrences)

Donkeys (71 Occurrences)

Discovery (24 Occurrences)

Mules (14 Occurrences)

Pastured (4 Occurrences)

Pasturing (7 Occurrences)

Chiefs (227 Occurrences)

Asses (68 Occurrences)

A'iah (1 Occurrence)

Springs (59 Occurrences)

Se'ir (36 Occurrences)

Daughter (320 Occurrences)

Descended (64 Occurrences)

Seir (38 Occurrences)

Esau (89 Occurrences)

Wilderness (304 Occurrences)

Descendants (326 Occurrences)

Aramaic (12 Occurrences)

Waste (668 Occurrences)

Hot (49 Occurrences)

Quarrel (22 Occurrences)

Zideon (1 Occurrence)

Keran (2 Occurrences)

Uncleanness (56 Occurrences)

Onam (4 Occurrences)

Jithran (2 Occurrences)

Gall (17 Occurrences)

Witness (295 Occurrences)

Inhabited (64 Occurrences)

Inhabitant (54 Occurrences)

Ivvah (3 Occurrences)

Ithran (3 Occurrences)

Furrow (3 Occurrences)

Elon (8 Occurrences)

Exercise (35 Occurrences)

Eshban (2 Occurrences)

Ezer (10 Occurrences)

Ezar (1 Occurrence)

Defilement (12 Occurrences)

Defile (63 Occurrences)

Dishan (5 Occurrences)

Manahath (3 Occurrences)

Man'ahath (2 Occurrences)

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