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Zaanannim meaning

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🔼The name Zaanannim in the Bible

Zaanannim is a place known for a famous oak, which also serves to mark the northern border of the territory of Naphtali (Joshua 19:33, spelled צעננים). Zaanannim was populated by Kenites and was close to Kedesh (Judges 4:11, spelled צענים).

🔼Etymology of the name Zaanannim

The name Zaanannim appears to be a plural noun taken from the verb צען (sa'an) meaning to move about:

🔼Zaanannim meaning

For a meaning of the name Zaanannim, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Enormous Migrations, but it's a mystery where Jones got the idea of enormity from. Jones also doesn't explain where the double nun in the name Zaanannim comes from. Perhaps it allowed a Hebrew audience association with the verb נום (num), meaning to sleep or slumber:

This way the name Zaanannim would come to mean Sleep Walker.