(ehn-gan' nihm) Place name meaning, “the spring of gardens.” 1. A town in the tribal territory of Judah located in the Shephalah (Joshua 15:34). It has been located at modern Beit Jemal, about two miles south of Beth-shemesh or at ‘umm Giina one mile southwest of Beth-shemesh. 2. Town in tribal territory of Issachar designated as city for Levites (Joshua 19:21;
Joshua 21:29). Anem (1 Chronicles 6:73) is apparently an alternate spelling. The same place may be meant in
2 Kings 9:27 by Beth Haggan (NIV, REB, NRSV) or the “garden house” (KJV, NAS). It is located at modern Jenin west of Beth-shean and about 65 miles north of Jerusalem.
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