Sansan'nah (Heb. Sansannah', סִנסִנָּה, palmbranch; Sept. Σανσαννά v.r. Σεθεννάκ), A town in the southern part of the territory of Judah (Jos 15:31). The corresponding lists of Simeon (Jos 19:5; 1Ch 4:31) seem to call it HAZAR-SUSAH SEE HAZAR-

SUSAH (q.v.). It is identified by Schwarz with the village of Simsum, on a river of the same name, northeast of Gaza — a position which he acknowledges, however, to be rather in the lowlands than in the south of Judah (Palest. p. 101, 123); but the boundary line can easily be accommodated to this location. SEE JUDAH, TRIBE OF. Wilton would identify it with the Wady es-Suny mentioned by Robinson (Bibl. Res. 1, 299, 300), not far south of Gaza, which he supposes to have been the first resting place for horses after leaving Gaza on the way to Egypt; and he thinks a confirmation is found for this in the circumstance that various travelers, in passing north from Egypt, have noticed that they first met with horses about that locality (Negeb, p. 210). Lieut. Conder thinks (Tent- Work in Palest. 2, 339) that it was at Beit-susin, east of the valley of Sorek; but this could not possibly have been within the territory of Simeon.

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