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Kanah

Meaning: reedy; brook of reeds

The name of two biblical places…

  1. A stream forming the boundary between Ephraim and Manasseh, from the Mediterranean eastward to Tappuah (Josh. 16:8). It has been identified with the sedgy streams that constitute the Wady Talaik, which enters the sea between Joppa and Caesarea. Others identify it with the river' Aujeh.

  2. A town in the north of Asher (Josh. 19:28). It has been identified with 'Ain-Kana, a village on the brow of a valley some 7 miles southeast of Tyre. About a mile north of this place are many colossal ruins strown about. And in the side of a neighboring ravine are figures of men, women, and children cut in the face of the rock. These are supposed to be of Phoenician origin.