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Zaanaim, Zaanannim


Perhaps a place on the southern border of Naphthali (Josh 19:33) near the site where Jael, Heber’s wife, had her tent and killed Sisera with the tent peg (Judg 4:11). Some, including Conder (following the LXX to Josh), identify it with Khirbet Bessum, three m. NE of Tabor. Others identify it with Lejjun, between Megiddo and Tell Abu Qedeis (=Kedesh?). However, tentative identification of other sites in Joshua 19:33 favors the suggestion that Zaanannim is Khan et-Tujjar on the road from Beth-shean to Damascus, about four m. SE of Adami (May, Oxford Bible Atlas, p. 141).