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Taanath Shiloh

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On the border of Ephraim (Joshua 16:6); "the approach of Shiloh", (Gesenius), "the futurity of Shiloh" (Kurtz). Hengstenberg also identifies it with Shiloh ("rest" after Canaan was subdued; the Jerusalem Talmud, Megillah i., identifies Tanhath Shiloh with Shiloh), making Taanath the old Canaanite name and Shiloh the new Hebrew name. But Eusebius (Onom., Thenath) makes it ten Roman miles from Neapolis (Sichem) on the way to Jordan, probably the Thena of Ptolemy v. 16, section 5, named with Neapolis as the two chief towns of Samaria; now Tana, Ain Tana, ruins S.E. of Nablus where are large cisterns (Robinson, Bibl. Res., 295; Ritter 15:871).

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Taanath Shiloh'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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