Holman Bible Dictionary
(jih sshay' nuh) Place name meaning, “old city.” City that King Abijah of Judah captured from Jeroboam of Israel about 910 B.C. (2 Chronicles 13:19 ). It was located at modern Burj el-Isane four miles south of Shiloh and eight miles northeast of Mizpah. Some interpreters follow early translations and read Jeshanah in 1 Samuel 7:12 .
Morrish Bible Dictionary
City taken from Jeroboam by Abijah. 2 Chronicles 13:19 . Identified with Ain Sinia , 31 58' N,
35 14' E.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
JESHANAH . A town taken from Jeroboam by Abijah ( 2 Chronicles 13:19 ). It is the modern ‘Ain SÃ®nia , about 3 1 / 4 miles north of Bethel.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A city of the kingdom of Israel (2 Chronicles 13:19 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
One of the three towns taken from Jeroboam by Abijah (2 Chronicles 13:19). Now Ain Sinia, well watered and surrounded with gardens. Its position three miles N. of Beitin, near the main route between Jerusalem and Shechem, and its relation to the other towns of the triangle, Ephron (Taiyibeh) and Bethel (Beitin), made its acquisition of consequence to Abijah as commanding the high road to his capital.
- Others take the Hebrew Jeshanah
as a proper name (NIV, REB, TEV). A village named Jeshanah
is located near Bethel
- Some interpreters follow early translations and read Jeshanah
in 1 Samuel 7:12
- Early translations read it as “Jeshanah
” (REB, NRSV), but that appears to be too far east for the context
- A son of Besodiah who helped repair the old gate (the Jeshanah
Gate, NIV) when Nehemiah repaired the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:6 )
Judah's appeal to God, in a crisis of the battle, when the enemy by an ambushment was both before and behind them, brought victory to their side; they took also Bethel, Jeshanah
, and Ephraim
- Abijah also took the cities of Bethel, Jeshanah
and Ephrain; and Jeroboam was not able to recover strength all the days of Abijah
Rehoboam's son Abijah defeated Jeroboam, and gained for a time Bethel, Jeshanah
, and Ephraim