|ka'-na (of reeds, brook of reeds)
Easton's Bible Dictionary
reedy; brook of reeds.
(1) A stream forming the boundary between Ephraim and Manasseh, from the Mediterranean
eastward to Tappuah ( Joshua
16:8 ). It has been identified with the sedgy streams that constitute the
Wady Talaik, which enters the sea between Joppa and Caesarea. Others identify
it with the river' Aujeh.
(2) A town in the north of Asher ( Joshua
19:28 ). It has been identified with 'Ain-Kana, a village on the brow of a
valley some 7 miles south-east of Tyre. About a mile north of this place are many
colossal ruins strown about. And in the side of a neighbouring ravine are figures
of men, women, and children cut in the face of the rock. These are supposed to
be of Phoenician origin.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
(a place of reeds)
(1) One of the places which formed the landmarks of the boundary of Asher; apparently
next to Zidon-rabbah, or "great Zidon." ( Joshua
(2) The river, a stream falling into the Mediterranean, which formed the division
between the territories of Ephraim and Manasseh, the former on the sought, the
latter on the north. ( Joshua
16:8 ; 17:9
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ka'-na (qanah, "reeds"):
(1) The name of a "brook," i.e. wady, or "torrent bed," which formed part of the
boundary between Ephraim and Manasseh (Joshua
16:8 ; 17:9).
The border of Ephraim went out westward from Tappuah to the brook Kanah, ending
at the sea; the border of Manasseh from Tappuah, which belonged to Ephraim, "went
down unto the brook of Kanah, southward of the brook." There seems no good reason
to doubt the identification of "the brook Kanah" with the modern Wady Kanah. The
transition from the heavy "q" to the lighter "k" is easy, so the phonetic difficulty
is not serious. The stream rises in the Southwest of Shechem, flows through Wady
Ishkar, and, joining the 'Aujeh, reaches the sea not far to the North of Jaffa.
Guerin, influenced, apparently, by the masses of reeds of various kinds which
fill the river, argues in favor of Nahr el-Fallq, to the North of Arsuf. He identifies
it with Nahr el-Kasab, "river of reeds," mentioned by Beha ed-Din, the Moslem
historian. But this last must be identified with Nahr el-Mafjir, 13 miles farther
North, too far North for "the brook Kanah."
(2) A town on the northern boundary of Asher (Joshua
19:28), probably identical with the village of Qana, about 7 miles
Southeast of Tyre (SWP, I, 51, 64, Sh I).
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