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Cana meaning

קנה
Κανα

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🔼The name Cana in the Bible

Kanah (קנה) is the name of a stream between the territories of Ephraim and Manasseh (Joshua 16:8) and of a town of Asher near Sidon (Joshua 19:28).

The latter became known in the New Testament as Cana (Κανα), and is most celebrated as the town where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine (John 2:1).

Cana is also the home of Nathanael who Jesus found under the fig tree (John 21:2, 1:48).

🔼Etymology of the name Cana

The name Kana or Cana comes from the extensive root cluster קנה ,קין and קנן:

BDB Theological Dictionary, NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names all agree: Kana comes from קנה (qaneh), reed, stalk. These places were probably named Kana because of the reed that grew there.

🔼Cana meaning

For a meaning of the name Cana or Kana, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Place Of Reeds. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes the singular Place Of Reed. It should be noted that there is no reference to place in the name Kana or Cana. It simply means Reed.