Definitions of Taanach

  1. who humbles thee; who answers thee
  2. ( 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.
  3. 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.
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