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taanach in the Bible

a sandy place, an ancient royal city of the Canaanites, on the south-western border of the plain of Esdraelon, 4 miles south of Megiddo. Its king was conquered by Joshua (12:21). It was assigned to the Levites of the family of Kohath (17:11-18; 21:25). It is mentioned in the song of Deborah (Judg. 5:19). It is identified with the small modern village of Ta'annuk.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • taanach was worn out with executing her orders, and Schahabarim never left her.

    Salammbo Gustave Flaubert
  • Another letter from taanach belongs to the same general period.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • She received him in her gardens under a large sycamore tree, amid pillows of yellow leather, and with taanach beside her.

    Salammbo Gustave Flaubert
  • The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in taanach, by the waters of Megiddo they took no gain of money.

  • But taanach set up before her a copper mirror, which was so broad and high that she could see herself completely in it.

    Salammbo Gustave Flaubert
  • At taanach, Sellin found a strong city wall, but did not attempt to trace it about the tell.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • In the ruins of taanach is found an interesting letter, sent to the governor of the town by an officer at Megiddo.

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
  • Some of them were important centres of influence, such as Bethhoron, Shechem, and taanach.

  • This is evidently the present Ezbba, a mud village two miles north of taanach, and three miles and a quarter south-east of Lejjn.

    Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
  • Apart from the tablets found at Lachish and taanach, several were unearthed at Jericho, uninscribed and ready for use.

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