Zaanan'nim (Heb. Tsaanannim', צִעֲנִנַּים; Sept. Βεσενανίμ, v.r. Σεεννανίμ; Vulg. Saanunim), a place mentioned only (in this form) in Jos 19:33, and in the Keri or margin of Jg 4:11; but usually thought to be the more correct form of Zaanaim (q.v.), which occurs in the text of the latter passage. It appears to be derived (if a Hebrew word) from a root (צָעִן, to migrate) signifying to load beasts as nomads do when they change their places of residence (Gesenius, Thesaur. p. 1177). The rendering of the A. V. is incorrect "And their coast was from Heleph, from Allon to Zaunannimi." The Hebrew is מֵאִלּוֹן בּצִעֲנִנַּים, and can only signify from the oak of (or "in") Zaanannim" (see Keil, ad loc.; Reland, Palaest. p. 717; Keil and Delitzsch, On Judges 4:11; Porter, Giant Cities of Bashan, p. 268).

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