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Timnah

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Timnah

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).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Timnah

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Naves Topical Index
Timnah

1. A duke of Edom
Genesis 36:40; 1 Chronicles 1:51

2. A city in Judah
Joshua 15:10; 2 Chronicles 28:18

3. A city in the mountains of Judah
Joshua 15:57


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].