the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia
A Canaanite city in the territory of Naphtali, the name of which contains, as one of its elements, the name of a god, ANATH (2). Though the Israelites did not succeed in conquering this city, the Canaanitish inhabitants became tributary to them (Joshua 19:38; Judges 1:33). The city is mentioned several times in Egyptian inscriptions (W. Max MÃ¼ller, "Asien und Europa," pp. 195, 220). The exact location can not be definitely ascertained. It is generally supposed to be on the site of the present village 'Ainitha, in a fertile valley southeast of Tibnin in Galilee; but it is doubtful whether an impregnable fortress could have stood there. Since Rameses II. speaks of a mountain Beth-anath, W. Max MÃ¼ller holds that the city itself lay in the valley.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Beth-Anath'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tje/​b/beth-anath.html. 1901.