Zaanaim

Zaanaim
   Wanderings; the unloading of tents, so called probably from the fact of nomads in tents encamping amid the cities and villages of that region, a place in the north-west of Lake Merom, near Kedesh, in Naphtali. Here Sisera was slain by Jael, "the wife of Heber the Kenite," who had pitched his tent in the "plain [R.V., 'as far as the oak'] of Zaanaim" (Judg. 4:11).
   It has been, however, suggested by some that, following the LXX. and the Talmud, the letter b, which in Hebrew means "in," should be taken as a part of the word following, and the phrase would then be "unto the oak of Bitzanaim," a place which has been identified with the ruins of Bessum, about half-way between Tiberias and Mount Tabor.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Sisera — Sisera, Heb. סיסרא, mentioned in the Book of Judges 4:2 in the Hebrew Bible, was the captain of Jabin s army which was routed and destroyed by the army of Barak on the plain of Esdraelon. His name is usually regarded as Philistine, Hittite or… …   Wikipedia

  • Yael — (or alternately, Jael ) (Hebrew Ya el, יעל, the Hebrew name of the Nubian Ibex) is a character mentioned in the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible, as the heroine who killed Sisera to deliver Palestine from the troops of king Jabin. She was the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Kedesh —    Sanctuary.    1) A place in the extreme south of Judah (Josh. 15:23). Probably the same as Kadesh barnea (q.v.).    2) A city of Issachar (1 Chr. 6:72). Possibly Tell Abu Kadeis, near Lejjun.    3) A fenced city of Naphtali, one of the cities… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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