Taanach
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Taanach

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Taanach

(sandy), an ancient Canaanitish city whose king is enumerated among the thirty-one kings conquered by Joshua. (Joshua 12:21) It came into the half tribe of Manasseh, (Joshua 17:11; 21:25; 1 Chronicles 7:29) and was bestowed on the Kohathite Levites. (Joshua 21:25) Taanach is almost always named in company with Megiddo, and they were evidently the chief towns of that fine rich district which forms the western portion of the great plain of Esdraelon. (1 Kings 4:12) It is still called Taannuk , and) stands about four miles southeast of Lejjun and 13 miles southwest of Nazareth.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Taanach

A Caanite royal city, Joshua 12:21, in the territory of Issachar, but assigned to Manesseh, Joshua 17:11; 21:25. There is still a small place called Taannuk on the south border of the plain of Esdraelon, four miles southeast of the site of Megiddo, which is usually named with Taanach, Jude 1:27; 5:19; 1 Kings 4:12.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A sandy place, an ancient royal city of the Canaanites, on the south-western border of the plain of Esdraelon, 4 miles south of Megiddo. Its king was conquered by Joshua (12:21). It was assigned to the Levites of the family of Kohath (17:11-18; 21:25). It is mentioned in the song of Deborah (Judges 5:19). It is identified with the small modern village of Ta'annuk.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TAANACH

ta'-nak (ta`anakh, or ta`nakh; the Septuagint Tanach, with many variants): A royal city of the Canaanites, the king of which was slain by Joshua (12:21). It was within the boundaries of the portion of Issachar, but was one of the cities reckoned to Manasseh (Joshua 17:11 1 Chronicles 7:29), and assigned to the Kohathite Levites (Joshua 21:25). The Canaanites were not driven out; only at a later time they were set to taskwork (Joshua 17:12 Judges 1:27 f). Here the great battle was fought when the defeat of Sisera broke the power of the oppressor Jabin (Judges 5:19). It was in the administrative district of Baana ben Ahilud (1 Kings 4:12). The name appears in the list of Thothmes III at Karnak; and Shishak records his plundering of Taanach when he invaded Palestine under Jeroboam I (compare 1 Kings 14:25). Eusebius says in Onomasticon that it is a very large village, 3 miles from Legio. it is represented by the modern Ta`annek, which stands on a hill at the southwestern edge of the plain of Esdraelon. Megiddo (Tell el-Mutesellim) lies 5 miles to the Northwest. These two places are almost invariably named together. The great highway for traffic, commercial and military, from Babylon and Egypt, ran between them. They were therefore of high strategic importance. Excavations were recently conducted on the site by Professor Sellin, and a series of valuable and deeply interesting discoveries were made, shedding light upon the social and religious life and practices of the inhabitants down to the 1st century B.C., through a period of nearly 2,000 years. The Canaanites were the earliest occupants. In accordance with Biblical history, "there is no evidence of a break or abrupt change in the civilization between the Canaanite and the Israelite occupation of Taanach; the excavations Show rather gradual development. The Canaanites will have gradually assimilated the Israelites drawn to them from the villages in the plain" (Driver, Schweich Lectures, 1908, 84). In the work just cited Driver gives an admirable summary of the results obtained by Professor Sellin. In his book on the Religion of Ancient Palestine, Professor Stanley A. Cook has shown, in short compass, what excellent use may be made of the results thus furnished.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
8590. Tanak -- a Canaanite city assigned to Manasseh
... Tanak. 8591 . a Canaanite city assigned to Manasseh. Transliteration: Tanak Phonetic
Spelling: (tah-an-awk') Short Definition: Taanach. ... Taanach, Tanach. ...
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Library

A Nation's Struggle for a Home and Freedom.
... field. Kings came, they fought; They fought, the kings of Canaan, At Taanach
by the Waters of Megiddo, They took no booty of silver. ...
/.../kent/the making of a nation/study xii a nations struggle.htm

Deborah's Song
... Strophe. Men. The kings came and fought; Then fought the kings of Canaan, In Taanach
by the waters of Megiddo:" They took no gain of money! Antistrophe. Women. ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/iv deborahs song.htm

Women who Saved a Nation
... "Zebulun risked its life, Naphtali on the heights of the field. Rulers came, they
fought, The rulers of Canaan fought At Taanach by the waters of Megiddo. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/women who saved a nation.htm

The Growth of the Old Testament Prophetic Histories
... Bless Jehovah! Kings came, they fought; Then fought the kings of Canaan, At Taanach
by the waters of Megiddo; They took no booty of silver. ...
/.../the origin and permanent value of the old testament/vi the growth of the.htm

The Old Testament and Archeology
... Schumacher. Dr. Sellin carried on excavations at the neighboring Taanach
for the Austrian government between 1902 and 1904. {121 ...
/.../the christian view of the old testament/chapter iv the old testament.htm

Syria at the Beginning of the Egyptian Conquest
... A range of forts, Ibleam, Taanach, and Megiddo,* drawn like a barrier across the
line of advance, protected its southern face, and beyond these a series of ...
/.../chapter iisyria at the beginning.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
... All the fortresses commanding the passes of Tabor and Carmel, Megiddo, Taanach,
Ibleam, Jezreel, Endor, and Bethshan remained inviolate, and formed as it were ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

The Eighteenth Theban Dynasty
... The second route bore a little to the east, crossing the mountains beyond Dutina
and reaching the plain near Taanach; but it offered the same disadvantages as ...
/.../chapter iiithe eighteenth theban dynasty.htm

Thesaurus
Taanach (7 Occurrences)
... It is identified with the small modern village of Ta'annuk. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. TAANACH. ... W. Ewing. Multi-Version Concordance Taanach (7 Occurrences ...
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Ta'anach (6 Occurrences)
Ta'anach. Taanach, Ta'anach. Ta'a-nach . ... Ta'anach (6 Occurrences). Joshua
12:21 the king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one; (See RSV). ...
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Megiddo (13 Occurrences)
... See also ARMAGEDDON. The constant association of Megiddo with Taanach (Tell Ta`anek)
points to a position on the south edge of the plain of Esdraelon. ...
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Megid'do (12 Occurrences)
... Megiddo, Megid'do. Megiddon . Multi-Version Concordance Megid'do (12 Occurrences).
Joshua 12:21 the king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one; (See RSV ...
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Shean (5 Occurrences)
... towns, and Ibleam and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the
inhabitants of Endor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and its ...
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Shan (8 Occurrences)
... towns, and Ibleam and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the
inhabitants of Endor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and its ...
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Bethshean (5 Occurrences)
... towns, and Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, and the
inhabitants of Endor and her towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and her ...
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Beth-shean (5 Occurrences)
... towns, and Ibleam and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the
inhabitants of En-dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and its ...
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Daughter-towns (17 Occurrences)
... Ibleam and its daughter-towns, and the people of Dor and its daughter-towns, and
the people of En-dor and its daughter-towns, and the people of Taanach and its ...
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Beth-she'an (5 Occurrences)
... towns, and Ibleam and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the
inhabitants of En-dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and its ...
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Concordance
Taanach (7 Occurrences)

Joshua 12:21
the king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 17:11
Manasseh had three heights in Issachar, in Asher Beth Shean and its towns, and Ibleam and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Endor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and its towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 21:25
Out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Taanach with its suburbs, and Gath Rimmon with its suburbs; two cities.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 1:27
Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth Shean and its towns, nor of Taanach and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 5:19
"The kings came and fought, then the kings of Canaan fought at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo. They took no plunder of silver.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 4:12
Baana the son of Ahilud, in Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth Shean which is beside Zarethan, beneath Jezreel, from Beth Shean to Abel Meholah, as far as beyond Jokmeam;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 7:29
and by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Beth Shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these lived the children of Joseph the son of Israel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Taanach

Taanach: A City Conquered by Joshua

Taanach: Allotted to the Tribe of Manasseh

Taanach: Assigned to the Levites

Taanach: Caananites not Driven From

Taanach: One of Solomon's Commissaries At

Taanach: The Scene of Barak's Victory

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Megiddo (13 Occurrences)

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Shan (8 Occurrences)

Bethshean (5 Occurrences)

Beth-shean (5 Occurrences)

Daughter-towns (17 Occurrences)

Beth-she'an (5 Occurrences)

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Ibleam (4 Occurrences)

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Jokmeam (2 Occurrences)

Jok'meam (1 Occurrence)

Jael (6 Occurrences)

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List (17 Occurrences)

Grass-lands (42 Occurrences)

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Gath-rimmon (4 Occurrences)

Warring (13 Occurrences)

Iblaim (1 Occurrence)

Is'sachar (40 Occurrences)

Resolved (15 Occurrences)

Regions (22 Occurrences)

Earring (7 Occurrences)

En-dor (3 Occurrences)

Deborah (10 Occurrences)

Manas'sites (10 Occurrences)

Meholah (4 Occurrences)

Pasturelands (42 Occurrences)

Pertained (18 Occurrences)

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Baana (3 Occurrences)

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Bowl (44 Occurrences)

Countries (86 Occurrences)

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Abelmeholah (3 Occurrences)

Ahi'lud (5 Occurrences)

Shunem (3 Occurrences)

Syzygus

Shishak (6 Occurrences)

Siege (63 Occurrences)

Endor (3 Occurrences)

Suburbs (75 Occurrences)

Desirous (31 Occurrences)

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