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Zanoah

Meaning: marsh

The name of two biblical towns…

  1. A town in the low country or shephelah of Judah, near Zorah (Josh. 15:34). It was re-occupied after the return from the Captivity (Neh. 11:30). Zanu'ah in Wady Ismail, 10 miles west of Jerusalem, occupies probably the same site.

  2. A town in the hill country of Judah, some 10 miles to the southwest of Hebron (Josh. 15:56).