House of response, one of the fenced cities of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38 ). It is perhaps identical with the modern village 'Ainata, 6 miles west of Kedesh.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Beth-anath
(behth-ay' nath) Place name meaning, “house of Anath.” A fortified city in the territory of the tribe of Naphtali (Joshua 19:38 ). The tribe could not drive out the Canaanites from the city (Judges 1:33 ). Beth-anath was apparently a worship center for the Canaanite goddess Anath. It may have been located at modern Safed el-Battik, fifteen miles east of Tyre.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Beth-anath
BETH-ANATH . A town of Naphtali, now the village ‘Ainatha , in the mountains of Upper Galilee.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Beth'-Anath
(house of echo or reply ), one of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali, named with Beth-shemesh, ( Joshua 19:38 ) from neither of them were the Canaanites expelled. (Judges 1:33 ) ).
Beth-Shemesh - Beth-shemesh of Naphtali was probably located in central upper Galilee because of its association with Beth-anath (Joshua 19:38 ; Judges 1:33 )
Name, Names - Other names evidently imply the existence of local sanctuaries, some of which must have been pre-Israelite: Beth-anath, Anathoth, Bethel, Gilgal, Kedesh-naphtali, Migdal-el, Migdal-gad, Neiel, Penuel, Beth-shemesh