Ancient Sources

Mountain of Judah and Shephelah


68. Anob now Betoannaba - ('Innaba Beit Nuba)

ORIGINAL TEXTS


Anob civitas quam expugnavit Iesus. Et est usque hodie villa iuxta Diospolim quasi in quarto miliario ad orientalem plagam quae vocatur Betoannaba. Pleriquee autem affirmant in octavo ab ea miliario sitam et appellari Bethannabam.
(Jerome 21:17-20)


ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Eusebius, Onomasticon 20:15-17 (ca. 295 A.D.); Jerome 21:17-20 (ca. 390 A.D.)
Anob (Jos. 11:21), a city which Joshua conquuered, and today there is a village near Diospolis (Lod) at about four miles to the east, which is called Betoannaba. But most people maintain that it is eight miles from Diospolis and its name is Beth-annaba.

BIBLICAL BACKGROUND

Josh 11:21-22 The Anakim wiped out
At that time Joshua came and wiped out the Anakim from the hill country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill country of Judah, and from all the hill country of Israel; Joshua utterly destroyed them with their towns. 22 None of the Anakim was left in the land of the Israelites; some remained only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod.


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