or Anath, answer; song; poverty

a priests’ city belonging to the tribe of Benjamin, with “suburbs.” (Joshua 21:18; 1 Chronicles 6:60) Anathoth lay about three miles from Jerusalem. (Isaiah 10:30) The cultivation of the priests survives in tilled fields of grain, with figs and olives. There are the remains of walls and strong foundations, and the quarries still supply Jerusalem […]

-1. City of refuge in Benjamin Jos 21:11; 1Ch 6:60 .Abiathar confined in 1Ki 2:26 .Birthplace of Jeremiah Jer 1:1; 32:7-12 .Birthplace of Abiezer 2Sa 23:27 .Birthplace of Jehu 1Ch 12:3 .Prophecies against Jer 11:21-23 .Inhabitants of, Babylonian captivity Ezr 2:23; Ne 7:27 -2. Son of Becher 1Ch 7:8 -3. A Jew, who returned from […]

The name of one of the cities of refuge, in the tribe of Benjamin (Josh. 21:18). The Jews, as a rule, did not change the names of the towns they found in Palestine; hence this town may be regarded as deriving its name from the goddess Anat. It was the native place of Abiezer, one […]