(man' uh hath) Place or personal name meaning “resting place” or “settlement.” 1. Ancestor of the Horite subclan of Edomites (Genesis 36:23;
1 Chronicles 1:40). 2. Site, probably outside of Palestine, to which some Benjaminites from Geba were exiled (1 Chronicles 8:6). 3. City of tribal territory of Judah according to earliest Greek text of
Joshua 15:59, there called Manocho, probably el-Malcha in the hill country of Judah three miles southwest of Jerusalem. The site is perhaps the same as Nohah (“resting place”) associated with Benjaminites in
Judges 20:43. See
1 Chronicles 2:54.
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