Hannathon

HANNATHON (hăn'na-thŏn, Heb. hannāthôn, gracious). A city on the northern boundary of Zebulun (Josh.19.14). It is mentioned in the Amarna Letters.


HANNATHON hăn’ ə thŏn (חַנָּתֹ֑ן, regarded with favor). A town on the N border of Zebulun (Josh 19:14). The Amarna Tablets (14th cent.) refer to it twice. The annals of Tiglathpileser III (747-727 b.c.) mentions it once. It may be the modern Tell el-Bedeiwiyeh, a little N of Nazareth, or Kefr ’Anâu, NE of Rimmon. Its exact location is unknown.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A city on the northern boundary of Zebulun (Jos 19:14). It is probably identical with Kefar Hananyah, which the Mishna gives as marking the northern limit of lower Galilee (Neubauer, Geog. du Talmud, 179). It is represented by the modern Kefr ’Anan, about 3 miles Southeast of er-Rameh.