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Meaning: “temple of Anat” or “house of answers”

also known as: Bethanoth, Beth Anoth and Beth-Anath

This was a city in the mountainous district of Judah (Joshua 15:59).

…the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur… ten cities with their villages: Halhul, Bethzur, and Gedor, and Maarath, and Bethanoth, and Eltekon… —Joshua 15:21-59 KJV excerpt

It has been identified with the modern Beit-'Anun (aka Beit-Anun, Khirbat Beit-Anun, Beit 'Ainûn, Bayt 'Anun, and Beit Einun), about 3 miles northeast of Hebron. Another view suggests that it is the biblical site of Enam (Joshua 15:34), “a village about 2 kilometers from the renowned terebinth” that grew near Hebron.

Modern Khirbat Beit-Anun, in Israel’s West Bank—satellite view

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