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(kay' nuh) Place name meaning, “place of reeds.” 1. The name of a brook that forms part of the boundary between Ephraim and Manasseh (Joshua 16:8 ; Joshua 17:9 ). Some of the cities of Manasseh, however, were south of the brook Kanah (Joshua 16:9 ). Identified by some with the modern wadi Qanah. 2. A city on the northern border of Asher (Joshua 19:28 ). Identified with modern Qana, about six miles southeast of Tyre. Not to be confused with Cana of the New Testament.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Kanah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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