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(Heb. Tach'an, תִּחִן, camp [Gesenius], or graciousness [Furst]), the name of two descendants of Ephraim.

1. (Sept. Τανάχ v.r. Ταναϊ v ; Vulg. Thehen.) The head of one of the families of the Ephraimites at the end of the Exode (Numbers 26:35). B.C. ante 1618. (See TAHANITE).

2. (Sept. Θαέν v.r. Θαάν ; Vulg. Thaan.) Son of Telah and father of Laadan in the Palestinian lineage of Ephraim (1 Chronicles 7:25). B.C. post 1618.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Tahan'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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