Zoan

Zoan (Zoh´uhn)

The residence of the kings of Egypt during the twenty-first and twenty-second dynasties (ca. 1070–715 BCE). Zoan is located at modern San el-Hagar, about seventy-three miles northeast of Cairo. The “fields of Zoan”—evidently a region around Tanis—are described in (Ps 78:12, Ps 78:43) as the scene of the wonders associated with the exodus. According to (Num 13:22, Hebron was built seven years before Zoan. Zoan was still an important city in the days of Isaiah and Ezekiel (Isa 19:11; Isa 19:13; Isa 30:4; Ezek 30:14).

Ps 78:12

12In the sight of their ancestors he worked marvels
in the land of Egypt, in the fields of Zoan.

Ps 78:43

43when he displayed his signs in Egypt,
and his miracles in the fields of Zoan.

Num 13:22

22They went up into the Negeb, and came to Hebron; and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the Anakites, were there. (Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt ... View more

Isa 19:11

11The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish;
the wise counselors of Pharaoh give stupid counsel.
How can you say to Pharaoh,
“I am one of the sages,
a descendant ... View more

Isa 19:13

13The princes of Zoan have become fools,
and the princes of Memphis are deluded;
those who are the cornerstones of its tribes
have led Egypt astray.

Isa 30:4

4For though his officials are at Zoan
and his envoys reach Hanes,

Ezek 30:14

14I will make Pathros a desolation,
and will set fire to Zoan,
and will execute acts of judgment on Thebes.

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