a portion. (1.) A town of Judah (Josh. 15:10). The Philistines took possession of it in the days of Ahaz (2 Chr. 28:18). It was about 20 miles west of Jerusalem. It has been identified with Timnatha of Dan (Josh. 19:43), and also with Timnath (Judg. 14:1,5). (2.) A city in the mountains of Judah (Josh.15:57)= Tibna near Jeba'. (3.) A "duke" or sheik of Edom (Gen. 36:40).
I bought a timnah (measure) of the seed for curiosity, to deposit in our museum.
On the way to timnah the young man had an adventure which was to play an important part in his life.
Once Samson went down to timnah and saw there a Philistine woman.
In the course of the feast there might be quarrels, and without a strong guard on the Hebrew youth timnah might be in danger.