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Manahath, Manahathites

MANAHATH, MANAHATHITES măn’ ə hăth, măn’ ə hăth’ īts (מָנַ֖חַת Mānaḥāt, LXX Μαναχαθί Μανουαθ, Μαν(ν, G3708) αχαθ, Μανάθ, a resting place, settlement). The name of an Edomite ancestor and of an unknown site (town). 1. Manahath with one of the sons of Shobal (Gen 36:23 [1 Chron 1:40]) a Horite (Hurrian) chieftain (1 Chron 2:50), who lived in the land of Edom; a descendant of Seir the Horite who also bequeathed his name to part of the land of Edom (Mount Seir).

2. Manahath was a city to which certain sons of Ehud, described as inhabitants of Geba, were carried into captivity (1 Chron 8:6). The site of this city is unknown. 1 Chronicles 2:54 names half of the Manahathites as descended from Salma the brother of the above mentioned Shobal (cf. vv. 50 and 51). Half of the inhabitants may have been from one brother and half from the other