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Chenaanah meaning

כנענה

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🔼The name Chenaanah in the Bible

There are two different men named Chenaanah in the Bible:

  • The father of the false prophet Zedekiah, who opposed Micaiah, the righteous prophet, in matters concerning a war between king Ahab of Israel and the Arameans (1 Kings 22:11, 22:24)
  • A son of Jediael, who was a son of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:10).

🔼Etymology of the name Chenaanah

The name Chenaanah is the feminine form of the name Canaan, and both are similar to the verb כנע (kana'), meaning to be humbled or harnessed:

🔼Chenaanah meaning

For a meaning of the name Chenaanah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List merely reads "feminine form of Canaan". Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names says Merchant, and explains this with the colorful One Who Bends The Knee. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate this name.