And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name.
1 Chronicles 2:
And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even
threescore cities. All these belonged to
the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Now Kenawat, near the S. end of the tract el Lejah, and on the W. slopes of the Hauran mountains (Numbers 32:41-42). Its conqueror Nobah named it after himself (Judges 8:11); the original name has supplanted his name. Translated in 1 Chronicles 2:23 as "Geshur (its people N.W. of Bashan) and Aram (the Aramaeans or Syrians) took the towns of Jair (rather Havoth Jair) from them (the Jairites) with Kenath and the towns thereof, 60 cities," i.e. 23 of the Havoth Jair (i.e. Jair's life, conquered by Jair) and 37 of Kenath and her dependent towns (conquered by Nobah), 60 in all.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Possession, a city of Gilead. It was captured by Nobah, who called it by his own name (Numbers 32:42 ). It has been identified with Kunawat, on the slopes of Jebel Hauran (Mount Bashan), 60 miles east from the south end of the Sea of Galilee.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(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 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
KENATH . A city lying to the E. of the Jordan, taken by Nobah , whose name for a time it bore ( Numbers 32:42 ). Geshur and Aram re-conquered it ( 1 Chronicles 2:23 ). It is usually identified with KanawÃ¢t , fully 16 miles N. of Bozrah, on the W. slope of Jebet ed-Druze . It occupies a commanding position on either bank of the WÃ¢dy QanawÃ¢t , which here forms a picturesque waterfall There are tall, graceful columns, and massive walls, together with other impressive remains of buildings from GrÃ¦co-Roman times. The modern village, lower down the slope, is now occupied by Druzes. Baedeker ( Pal. 8 , 207), stating no reason, Moore ( Judges , 222), for reasons that do not appear adequate, and others reject the identification. To speak of QanawÃ¢t as ‘in the remote north-east’ (Moore), conveys a wrong impression. It is only some 50 miles N.E. of Jerash , which in turn is near the S. boundary of Gilead. No other identification seems possible.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
City of Bashan, taken by NOBAH, and called after his own name. It was afterwards re-taken with the villages of Jair by Geshur and Aram, as the passage in Chronicles should read. Numbers 32:42 ; 1 Chronicles 2:23 . Identified with Kanawat, 32 46' N, 36 34' E .
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Kenath (kç'nath), possession. A city of Gilead, in the tribe of Manasseh; captured by Nobah, Numbers 32:42; a place of splendor and importance under Rome; a Christian bishop's see; 20 miles from Bostra; now called Kunawat.
- A Manassite who took Kenath
and its villages, and called it after his own name. See Kenath
- An Israelite of Manasseh the conqueror of Kenath
and its dependent villages E. The town so named by Nobah instead of its former name, Kenath
- The city was known as Kenath
at a later time when it fell into the hands of Aram and Geshur (1 Chronicles 2:23 ). Kenath
was the easternmost city of the Decapolis
- Leader of the tribe of Manasseh who conquered Kenath
in Gilead (Numbers 32:42 ). Town in Gilead, formerly Kenath
(Numbers 32:42 )
The name given to Kenath
- of Bashan) and Aram (the Aramaeans or Syrians) took the towns of Jair (rather Havoth Jair) from them (the Jairites) with Kenath
and the towns thereof, 60 cities," i. Jair's life, conquered by Jair) and 37 of Kenath
and her dependent towns (conquered by Nobah), 60 in all
- The clan name of the Israelites who conquered the city of Kenath
- the whole eastern Jordanic region) with Kenath
and the towns thereof, even threescore cities," is not at variance but in harmony with the preceding passages. ...
The 23 Havoth Jair, with Kenath
and its dependent towns, 37, conquered by Nobah (a family of sons of Machir related to Jair), amounted to "threescore in all. " Bashan or Argob was divided between two chief families of Machir the Manassite, namely, that of Nobah who conquered Kenath
and her dependencies, and Jair who conquered and named the Havoth Jair
- (barking ), an Israelite warrior, ( Numbers 32:42 ) who during the conquest of the territory on the east of Jordan possessed himself of the town of Kenath
and the villages or hamlets dependent upon it, and gave them his own name
- Jerome places Trachonitis rightly between Damascus and Bostra; having Kenath
among its chief towns. by the mountains of Batanaea (jebel Ηauran ) whereon lie the ruins of Kenath
, on the S
- “But Geshur and Aram took from them Havvoth-Jair, Kenath
and its villages, sixty towns
- "Geshur and Aram (Syria) took the 23 towns of Jair and the 37 of Kenath
and her daughters, 60 in all, from them"; so 1 Chronicles 2:23 ought to be translated In Judges 10:4 we find Jair the judge in possession of 30 of them, recovered from the enemy