Min'nith (Heb. Minnith', מַנַּית. distribution; Sept. in Judg. Μενίθ v.r. Α᾿ρνών,Vulg. Mennith; in Ezekiel μύρα, balsamunm), a town in the country of the Ammonites, to which Jephthah pursued them (Jg 11:33), celebrated for the excellence of its wheat, which was exported to the markets of Tyre (Eze 27:17). It still existed in the age of Eusebius, four Roman miles from Heshbon, on the road to Philadelphia (Onomastis.v. Μαανίθ Jerome Mannith). Schwarz (Palest. page 230) thinks it the same with the present Minja, five miles east of Hesban. "'From Aroer to the approach to Minnith' (עד בּוֹאֲךָ מ) seems to have been a district containing twenty cities. Minnith was in the neighborhood of Abel-Ceramim, the 'meadow of vineyards.' In this vicinity were possibly situated the vineyards in which Balaam encountered the angel on his road from Mesopotamia to Moab (Nu 22:24). An episcopal city of 'Palestina secunda,' named Mennith, is quoted by Reland (Palaest. page 211), but with some question as to its being located in this direction (page 209). A site bearing the name Menjah is marked in Van de Velde's Map, perhaps on the authority of Buckingham, at seven Roman miles east of Heshbon, on a road to Amman, though not on the frequented track."

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