A'ner (Heb., Aner', עָנֵר, perhaps a boy), the name of a man and of a place.

1. (Sept. Αὐνάν.) A Canaanitish chief in the neighborhood of Hebron, who, with two others, Eshcol and Mamre, joined his forces with those of Abraham in pursuit of Chedorlaomer and his allies, who had pillaged Sodom and carried Lot away captive (Ge 14:13,24), B.C. cir. 2080. These chiefs did not, however, imitate the disinterested conduct of the patriarch, but retained their portion of the spoil. SEE ABRAHAM.

2. (Sept. Ε᾿νήρ v. r. Α᾿νάρ.) A city of Manasseh, given to the Levites of Kohath's family (1Ch 6:70). Gesenius supposes this to be the same with the TAANACH SEE TAANACH (q.v.) of Jg 1:27, or TANACH SEE TANACH (Jos 21:25).

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