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Anah

ANAH ā’ nə (עֲנָ֔ה). 1. Either the father or the mother of Oholibamah, one of Esau’s wives, and either the son (RSV) or the daughter (KJV, ASV) of Zibeon (Gen 36:2, 14, 18, 25; 1 Chron 1:40 f.). Genesis 36:2 says he was a Hivite, but perhaps it should read “Horite.” Genesis 36:24 says, “he is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness” (RSV, ASV); the KJV has “mules” instead of “hot springs.” 2. A Horite chief, brother of Zibeon (Gen 36:20, 29; 1 Chron 1:38). It is possible that one and two are identical. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) (`anah, meaning uncertain; a Horite clan-name (Ge 36)): (1) Mother of Aholibamah, one of the wives of Esau and daughter of Zibeon (compare Ge 36:2,14,18,25). The Septuagint, the [[Samaritan Pentateuch]], and the Peshitta read "son," identifying this Anah with number 3 (see below); Ge 36:2, read (ha-chori), for (ha-chiwwi). (2) Son of Seir, the Horite, and brother of Zibeon; one of the chiefs of the land of Edom (compar