Timnah (Tim´nuh; alternately Timnath, Timnatha; Gk. Thamnath)

1 A town in the southern hill country where Judah pastured sheep (Gen 38:12-14); perhaps to be identified with the Timnah in the seventh district of Judah (Josh 15:57). 2 A town on the northern border of Judah, between Beth-shemesh and Ekron (Josh 15:10), now generally identified with modern Tell-el-Batashi, in the Sorek Valley in the western part of south-central Palestine. Once assigned to Dan (Josh 19:43), it was Philistine territory at the time Samson married a woman from there (Judg 14:1-5). It fell again to the Philistines in the time of Ahaz (2Chr 28:18) and was captured by Sennacherib in 701 BCE.3 A town in the hill country of Ephraim, fortified in 160 BCE by the Seleucid general Bacchides (1Macc 9:50).

Gen 38:12-14

12In course of time the wife of Judah, Shua's daughter, died; when Judah's time of mourning was over, he went up to Timnah to his sheepshearers, he and his frie ... View more

Josh 15:57

57Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten towns with their villages.

Josh 15:10

10and the boundary circles west of Baalah to Mount Seir, passes along to the northern slope of Mount Jearim (that is, Chesalon), and goes down to Beth-shemesh, ... View more

Josh 19:43

43Elon, Timnah, Ekron,

Judg 14:1-5

Samson's Marriage
1Once Samson went down to Timnah, and at Timnah he saw a Philistine woman.2Then he came up, and told his father and mother, “I saw a Philistin ... View more

2Chr 28:18

18And the Philistines had made raids on the cities in the Shephelah and the Negeb of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco with its village ... View more

1Macc 9:50

Bacchides Builds Fortifications
50Then Bacchides returned to Jerusalem and built strong cities in Judea: the fortress in Jericho, and Emmaus, and Beth-horon, an ... View more

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