Kenath (Kee´nath)

An important city of Bashan guarding the desert highway from Rabbath-ammon to Damascus, located about fifty miles south-southeast of the latter. The city was conquered by Nobah of Manasseh and renamed “Nobah” after him (Num 32:42). Subsequently the city fell under Aramean control (1Chr 2:23) and by NT times was one of the Decapolis cities (Canatha).

Num 32:42

42And Nobah went and captured Kenath and its villages, and renamed it Nobah after himself.

1Chr 2:23

23But Geshur and Aram took from them Havvoth-jair, Kenath and its villages, sixty towns. All these were descendants of Machir, father of Gilead.

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