a place in Egypt mentioned only in Isa. 30:4 in connection with a reproof given to the Jews for trusting in Egypt. It was considered the same as Tahpanhes, a fortified town on the eastern frontier, but has been also identified as Ahnas-el-Medeeneh, 70 miles from Cairo.
The four lines which he is made to quote above are from his hanes, or History, one of the most spirited of his pieces.
Two of these will halt at the labyrinth, two will push on to hanes.
For thy princes were in Tanis, and thy messengers came even to hanes.
The etymology of this name is the same as that of hanes, and Phanes; only the terms are reversed.
For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to hanes.
He drops the hanes and we run and crawled through the fence and ran away.
Epiphanius mentions Φανησια μεταλλα, or the mines of hanes; to which Meletius, a bishop of the Thebas, was condemned.
hanes in Egypt was the reverse of Azan; formed however of the same terms, and of the same purport precisely.
hanes was a title of the same Deity, equally reverenced of old, and compounded Ph' hanes.