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(kee' nath) Place name of uncertain meaning. A city in eastern Gilead taken by Nobah and given his name (Numbers 32:42 ). The city was known as Kenath at a later time when it fell into the hands of Aram and Geshur (1 Chronicles 2:23 ). The city is usually identified with the modern Qanawat in el-Hauran. Kenath was the easternmost city of the Decapolis. See Decapolis .

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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 'Kenath'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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