reedy; brook of reeds. (1.) A stream forming the boundary between Ephraim and Manasseh, from the Mediterranean eastward to Tappuah (Jos 16:8). It has been identified with the sedgy streams that constitute the Wady Talaik, which enters the sea between Joppa and Caesarea. Others identify it with the river' Aujeh.
(2.) A town in the north of Asher (Jos 19:28). It has been identified with 'Ain-Kana, a village on the brow of a valley some 7 miles south-east of Tyre. About a mile north of this place are many colossal ruins strown about. And in the side of a neighbouring ravine are figures of men, women, and children cut in the face of the rock. These are supposed to be of Phoenician origin.
1. A bound of Asher, next "great Zidon" (Jos 19:28), Perhaps Ain Kana, eight miles S.E. of Sidon (Saida).
2. The river dividing between Manasseh on the N. and Ephraim on the S. (Jos 16:8; 17:9). Wady Kanah is too far S. Wady Khassab, "the reedy stream," beginning at Nablus, is more in the right position, and means like Kanah "reedy."
(a place of reeds).
1. One of the places which formed the landmarks of the boundary of Asher; apparently next to Zidon-rabbah, or "great Zidon."
2. The river, a stream falling into the Mediterranean, which formed the division between the territories of Ephraim and Manasseh, the former on the sought, the latter on the north.