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Kanah (River)
Bible Meaning: Reediness, reed
Strong's Concordance #H7071

The Kanah River (or brook) formed part of the boundary, west of the Jordan River, between the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh (Joshua 16:8, 17:9).

Location of Kanah River in Ancient Israel Map

A city named Kanah was also given to the tribe of Asher as an inheritance in the Promised Land (Joshua 19:28).

Important verses

Joshua 16:5, 8
And the border of the children of Ephraim according to their families was thus: even the border of their inheritance on the east side was Atarothaddar, unto Bethhoron the upper . . .

The border went out from Tappuah westward unto the river Kanah: and the goings out thereof were at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim by their families.

Joshua 17:9
And the coast descended unto the river Kanah, southward of the river: these cities of Ephraim are among the cities of Manasseh: the coast of Manasseh also was on the north side of the river, and the outgoings of it were at the sea . . .

Joshua 19:28
And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families . . . And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, even unto great Zidon . . .

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Meaning of Biblical Names
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