Timnah
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Timnah

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Timnah

(portion).

  1. A place which formed one of the landmarks on the north boundary of the allotment of Judah. (Joshua 15:10) It is probably identical with the Thimnathah of (Joshua 19:43) and that again with the Timnath, or, more accurately, Timnathah, of Samson (Judges 14:1,2,5) and the Thamnatha of the Maccabees. The modern representative of all these various forms of the same name is probably Tibneh, a village about two miles west of Ain Shems (Beth-shemesh). In the later history of the Jews, Timnah must have been a conspicuous place. It was fortified by Bacchides as one of the most important military posts of Judea. 1 Macc. 9:50.
  2. A town in the mountain district of Judah. (Joshua 15:57) A distinct place from that just examined.
  3. Inaccurately written Timnath in the Authorized Version, the scene of the adventure of Judah with his daughter in-law Tamar. (Genesis 38:12,13,14) There is nothing here to indicate its position. It may be identified either with the Timnah in the mountains of Judah No. 23 or with the Timnathath of Samson [No. 1].
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A portion.

(1.) A town of Judah (Joshua 15:10). The Philistines took possession of it in the days of Ahaz (2 Chronicles 28:18). It was about 20 miles west of Jerusalem. It has been identified with Timnatha of Dan (Joshua 19:43), and also with Timnath (Judges 14:1, 5).

(2.) A city in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:57)= Tibna near Jeba'.

(3.) A "duke" or sheik of Edom (Genesis 36:40).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TIMNAH

tim'-na (timnah, timnathah (Joshua 19:43 Judges 14:1, 2, 5), "allotted portion; Codex Vaticanus Thamnatha; also several Greek variations; King James Version has Timnath in Genesis 38:12, 13, 14 Judges 14:1, 2, 5; and Thimnathah in Joshua 19:43):

(1) A town in the southern part of the hill country of Judah (Joshua 15:57). Tibna proposed by Conder, a ruin 8 miles West of Bethlehem, seems too far N. (PEF, III, 53, Sh XVII). It is possible this may be the "Timnah" of Genesis 38:12, 13, 14.

(2) A town on the northern border of Judah (Joshua 15:10), lying between Beth-shemesh and Ekron. It is probably the same Timnah as Judah visited (Genesis 38:12-14), and certainly the scene of Samson's adventures (Judges 14:1 f); his "father-in-law" is called a "Timnite" (Judges 15:6). At this time the place is clearly Philistine (Judges 14:1), though in Joshua 19:43 it is reckoned to Dan. Being on the frontier, it probably changed hands several times. In 2 Chronicles 28:18 it was captured from the Philistines by Ahaz, and we learn from Assyrian evidence (Prison Inscription) that Sennacherib captured a Tamna after the battle of Alteka before he besieged Ekron (Schrader, Die Keilinschriften und das Altes Testament, 170). The site is undoubted. It is now a deserted ruin called Tibneh on the southern slopes of the Wady es Surar (Valley of Sorek), about 2 miles West of Beth-shemesh. There is a spring, and there are evident signs of antiquity (PEF, II, 417, 441, Sh XVI).

(3) There was probably a Timna in Edom (Genesis 36:12, 22, 40 1 Chronicles 1:39, 51). Eusebius and Jerome (in Onomasticon) recognized a Thamna in Edom at their time.

(4) The "Thamnatha" of 1 Maccabees 9:50 (the King James Version) is probably another Timnah, and identical with the Thamna of Josephus (BJ, III, iii, 5; IV, viii, 1). This is probably the Tibneh, 10 miles Northwest of Bethel, an extensive ruin.

E. W. G. Masterman

Strong's Hebrew
8553. Timnah -- "territory," two cities in Judah
... 8552, 8553. Timnah. 8554 . "territory," two cities in Judah. Transliteration:
Timnah Phonetic Spelling: (tim-naw') Short Definition: Timnah. ...
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8554. Timni -- inhab. of Timnah
... Timni. 8555 . inhab. of Timnah. Transliteration: Timni Phonetic Spelling:
(tim-nee') Short Definition: Timnite. Word Origin from Timnah Definition inhab. ...
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8555. Timna -- an Edomite name
... Timna, Timnah. From mana'; restraint; Timna, the name of two Edomites -- Timna,
Timnah. see HEBREW mana'. 8554, 8555. Timna. 8556 . Strong's Numbers.
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8556. Timnath Cherec -- "territory of the sun," a village in the ...
... Or Timnath Cerach {tim-nath seh'-rakh}; from Timnah and cherec; portion of (the)
sun; Timnath-Cheres, a place in Palestine -- Timnath-heres, Timnath-serah. ...
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8556b. Timnath Serech -- "territory of the sun," a village in the ...
... Word Origin from Timnah and cheres Definition "territory of the sun," a village
in the hill country of Ephraim, the same as NH8556a NASB Word Usage Timnath ...
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8556a. Timnath Cheres -- "territory of the sun," a village in the ...
... Word Origin from Timnah and cheres Definition "territory of the sun," a village
in the hill country of Ephraim NASB Word Usage Timnath-heres (1). ...
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Library

Samson's Wedding Feast
... STORIES IV SAMSON'S WEDDING FEAST. And Samson went down to Timnah, and
saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines. ...
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Samson who did to Others as they did to Him
... Once Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a Philistine woman. When he
came back he said to his father and mother, "I have seen ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/samson who did to others.htm

Chapter xxxviii
... Then when Judah had recovered from his grief, he went up to his sheepshearers,
he and Hirah his friend, the Adullamite, to Timnah. ...
/.../leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxviii.htm

The Testament of Judah Concerning Fortitude, and Love of Money ...
... Joshua 24:30; Judges 2:9; 2 Samuel 23:30. Cf. also "Gaiz," Jubilees, lc. [101] The
Timnah of the Old Testament, which name is, however, borne by several places. ...
/.../iv the testament of judah concerning.htm

Chapter xxxvi
... And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam and Kenaz. And Timnah
was a concubine of Eliphaz, Esau's son, and she bore to Eliphaz, Amalek. ...
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Thesaurus
Timnah (12 Occurrences)
... (3.) A "duke" or sheik of Edom (Genesis 36:40). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
TIMNAH. ... It is possible this may be the "Timnah" of Genesis 38:12, 13, 14. ...
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Timnath (9 Occurrences)
... Genesis 38:12,14. (1.) Hebrews Timnathah, which is appropriately rendered in the
Revised Version, Timnah, a town in Judah. ... TIMNATH. tim'-hath. See TIMNAH. ...
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Timna (6 Occurrences)
... in Genesis 36:22 and 1 Chronicles 1:39 Timna is the sister of Lotan, and in Genesis
36:40 and 1 Chronicles 1:51 a chief or elan of Edom (see TIMNAH (3)). These ...
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Philistine (63 Occurrences)
... Judges 14:1 Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters
of the Philistines. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Thimnathah (1 Occurrence)
... thim'-na-tha, thim-na'-tha (timnathah): the King James Version in Joshua 19:43.
It is correctly "Timnah" with Heb locale meaning "towed Timnah." See TIMNAH. ...
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Samson (37 Occurrences)
... On his arriving at manhood, five remarkable circumstances are recorded of him.
(1) His marriage with a Philistine woman of Timnah (Judges 14). ...
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Vineyards (55 Occurrences)
... Judges 14:5 Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnah, and
came to the vineyards of Timnah: and behold, a young lion roared against him. ...
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Vine-gardens (41 Occurrences)
... Judges 14:5 Then Samson went down to Timnah (and his father and his mother,) and
came to the vine-gardens of Timnah; and a young lion came rushing out at him. ...
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Timnite (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A man of Timnah. ... TIMNITE. tim'-nit (timni Thamnathaios):
The father of Samson's wife, a native of Timnah (Judges 15:6). ...
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Roaring (28 Occurrences)
... Judges 14:5 Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnah, and
came to the vineyards of Timnah; and, behold, a young lion roared against him. ...
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Concordance
Timnah (12 Occurrences)

Genesis 36:40
And these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth,
(KJV WBS YLT)

Genesis 38:12
After many days, Shua's daughter, the wife of Judah, died. Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheepshearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah, the Adullamite.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 38:13
It was told Tamar, saying, "Behold, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep."
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 38:14
She took off of her the garments of her widowhood, and covered herself with her veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the gate of Enaim, which is by the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she wasn't given to him as a wife.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:10
and the border turned about from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, and passed along to the side of Mount Jearim on the north (the same is Chesalon), and went down to Beth Shemesh, and passed along by Timnah;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:57
Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 19:43
Elon, Timnah, Ekron,
(WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 14:1
Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 14:2
He came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, "I have seen a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me as wife."
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 14:5
Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnah, and came to the vineyards of Timnah: and behold, a young lion roared against him.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:51
Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth,
(KJV YLT)

2 Chronicles 28:18
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland, and of the South of Judah, and had taken Beth Shemesh, and Aijalon, and Gederoth, and Soco with its towns, and Timnah with its towns, Gimzo also and its towns: and they lived there.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Timnah

Timnah: A City in the Mountains of Judah

Timnah: A City in the Territory of the Tribe of Judah

Timnah: A Duke of Edom

Related Terms

Timnath (9 Occurrences)

Timna (6 Occurrences)

Philistine (63 Occurrences)

Thimnathah (1 Occurrence)

Samson (37 Occurrences)

Vineyards (55 Occurrences)

Vine-gardens (41 Occurrences)

Timnite (1 Occurrence)

Roaring (28 Occurrences)

Roared (8 Occurrences)

Rushing (61 Occurrences)

Elon (8 Occurrences)

Dukes (14 Occurrences)

Arimathaea (4 Occurrences)

Arimathea (4 Occurrences)

Duke (14 Occurrences)

Beth-she'mesh (20 Occurrences)

Shemesh (24 Occurrences)

Suddenly (87 Occurrences)

Approached (61 Occurrences)

Lion (92 Occurrences)

Bethshemesh (19 Occurrences)

Beth-shemesh (19 Occurrences)

Villages (106 Occurrences)

Zorah (10 Occurrences)

Kesalon (1 Occurrence)

Kain (2 Occurrences)

Northwards (4 Occurrences)

Northern (18 Occurrences)

Unwalled (39 Occurrences)

Je'arim (1 Occurrence)

Jearim (19 Occurrences)

Gederoth (2 Occurrences)

Gimzo (1 Occurrence)

Gede'roth (2 Occurrences)

Gib'e-ah (45 Occurrences)

Guimzo (1 Occurrence)

Wrapped (40 Occurrences)

Westward (35 Occurrences)

Westwards (6 Occurrences)

Wool-cutting (1 Occurrence)

Widowhood (5 Occurrences)

Invaded (20 Occurrences)

Foothills (19 Occurrences)

Father-in-law (25 Occurrences)

Raids (4 Occurrences)

Raided (6 Occurrences)

Recovered (25 Occurrences)

Enaim (2 Occurrences)

Ekron (20 Occurrences)

Daughter-towns (17 Occurrences)

Disguise (7 Occurrences)

Mourning (85 Occurrences)

Manoah (14 Occurrences)

Multiplied (109 Occurrences)

Baalah (5 Occurrences)

Bath-shua (3 Occurrences)

Ba'alah (5 Occurrences)

Compassed (52 Occurrences)

Ches'alon (1 Occurrence)

Chesalon (1 Occurrence)

Circles (2 Occurrences)

Considerable (17 Occurrences)

Ai'jalon (10 Occurrences)

Adullamite (3 Occurrences)

Aijalon (10 Occurrences)

Ajalon (10 Occurrences)

Shua's (2 Occurrences)

Sorek (1 Occurrence)

Soco (3 Occurrences)

Socho (1 Occurrence)

Shear (5 Occurrences)

Sheep-shearers (3 Occurrences)

Sheepshearers (3 Occurrences)

Shocho (2 Occurrences)

Shua (4 Occurrences)

Slope (29 Occurrences)

Shearing (6 Occurrences)

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