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).
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
57Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten towns with their villages.
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
43Elon, Timnah, Ekron,
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
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
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