🔼The name Chenaanah: Summary
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- From the verb כנע (kana), to be brought into synchronicity.
🔼The name Chenaanah in the Bible
There are two different men named Chenaanah in the Bible:
🔼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:
The verb כנע (kana') means to synchronize, or to give up individual leanings in order to unite more effectively as a group. Noun כנעה (kin'a) means bundle or pack.
Note that although this verb may have a negative taste to modern libertarians, this verb sits at the heart of all civilization, even the very formation of language, and sets free rather than enslaves.
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.