He'na (Heb. Hena', הֵנָע, signif. unknown; Sept. Α᾿νά, but in Isa 37:13 blends with the following name into Α᾿ναεγγουγαμά, q.d. "Ana-near- Ava;" Vulg Ana), a city (apparently of Mesopotamia) mentioned in connection with Sepharvaim and Ivah as one of those overthrown by Sennacherib before his invasion of Judaea (2Ki 18:34; 2Ki 19:13; Isa 37:13). According to the conjecture, of Busching (Erdbeschr. 11, 263, 757), it is the town which is still called by the Arabs Anah. It lies on the Euphrates, amid gardens, which are rich in dates, citrons, oranges, pomegranates, and other fruits. The modern site is on the right bank of the stream, while the name also attaches to some ruins a little lower down upon the left bank; but between them is "a string of islands" (Chesney's Euphrates Expedition, 1, 53), upon one of which stands a castle. Perhaps, in ancient times, the city lay, for the most part, or entirely, upon this island, for Abulfeda says that "Anah is a small town on an island in the middle of the Euphrates" (see Assemani, Bibl.Orient. 3, 2, 717; Michaelis, Supplem. p. 562). The inhabitants are chiefly Arabs and Jews. Conjecture further identifies Ana with a town called Anat (ת is merely the feminine termination), which is mentioned in the Assyrian inscriptions as situated on an island in the Euphrates (Fox Talbot's Assyrian Texts, p. 21; Layard's Nineveh and Babylon, p. 355), at some distance below its junction with the Chabour, and which appears as Anatho (Α᾿ναθω) in Isidore of Charax (Mans. Parth. p. 4). Hitzig, however (Comment. on Isaiah 1. c.), thinks the name an appellation, equivalent to "the Lowland," and in this signification First (Heb. Lexikon, s.v.) concurs (q. d. כּנע; SEE CANAAN ). SEE SEPHARVAIM.

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