Beth'-anotl (Heb. Beyth-Anoth', בֵּיתאּעֲנוֹת, house of answers, i.e. echo; Sept. Βηθανώθ v. r. Βαιθανάμ), a city in the mountain district of Judah, mentioned between Maarath and Eltekon (Jos 15:59). It has been identified by Wolcott (Bibl. Sacra, 1843, p. 58) with the present village Beit-Anun, first observed by Robinson (Researches, 2, 186), about one and a half hours north-east of Hebron, on the way to Tekoa (Van de Velde, Memoir, p. 293), containing extensive ruins of high antiquity (Wilson, Lands of Bible, 1, 384 sq.), which are described by Robinson (Later Bib. Res. p. 281). Compare BETANE.

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