Character Study on Anathoth

Character Study on Anathoth

Joshua 21: Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almon with her suburbs; four cities.
1 Kings 2: And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and because thou hast been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted.
1 Chronicles 6: And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs, and Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities.
1 Chronicles 7: And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher.
Ezra 2: The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight.
Nehemiah 7: The men of Anathoth, an hundred twenty and eight.
Nehemiah 10: Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,
Nehemiah 11: And at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,
Isaiah 10: Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth.
Jeremiah 1: The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:
Jeremiah 11: Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that thou die not by our hand:
Jeremiah 11: And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation.
Jeremiah 29: Now therefore why hast thou not reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth, which maketh himself a prophet to you?
Jeremiah 32: Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee, saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is thine to buy it.
Jeremiah 32: So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.
Jeremiah 32: And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.

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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Anathoth
One of the cities given to the priests, in Benjamin; identified by Robinson in Anata, some four miles north by east of Jerusalem, Joshua 21:18 ; 1 Chronicles 6:60 . It was the birthplace of the prophet Jeremiah, Jeremiah 1:1 ; 32:7 . It's people, however, rejected his words, and sought his life, Jeremiah 11:21 .

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Anathoth
The name of one of the cities of refuge, in the tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 21:18 ). The Jews, as a rule, did not change the names of the towns they found in Palestine; hence this town may be regarded as deriving its name from the goddess Anat. It was the native place of Abiezer, one of David's "thirty" (2 Samuel 23:27 ), and of Jehu, another of his mighty men (1 Chronicles 12:3 ). It is chiefly notable, however, as the birth-place and usual residence of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:1 ; 11:21-23 ; 29:27 ; 32:7-9 ). It suffered greatly from the army of Sennacherib, and only 128 men returned to it from the Exile (Nehemiah 7:27 ; Ezra 2:23 ). It lay about 3 miles north of Jerusalem. It has been identified with the small and poor village of 'Anata, containing about 100 inhabitants.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Anathoth
1. 1 Chronicles 7:8.

2. 1 Chronicles 10:19.

3. A priests' city of Benjamin. ("echoes".) (Joshua 21:18; 1 Chronicles 6:60). Abiathar the priest was banished thither by Solomon after his attempt to put Adonijah on the throne (1 Kings 2:26). Abiezer's birthplace, one of David's 30 captains (2 Samuel 23:27); Jehu's also, one of his mighties (1 Chronicles 12:3); Jeremiah's, the priest and prophet, also (Jeremiah 1:1). Among the restored captives from Babylon were 128 men of Anathoth The name is variously given: Anethothite, Anetothite, Antothite. Near the road, about three miles N. from Jerusalem (Isaiah 10:30). Now Anata, on a broad ridge, amidst fields of grain, figs, and olives. There are remains of walls, and quarries supplying stone to Jerusalem.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Anathoth
ANATHOTH . 1 . A town in Benjamin given to the Levites ( Joshua 21:18 ); the modern ‘Anâta , 2 1 / 4 miles N. of Jerusalem, an insignificant village with considerable ruins. It was the home of Abiathar ( 1 Kings 2:26 ) and of Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 1:1 ); re-occupied after the exile ( Nehemiah 7:27 ; Nehemiah 10:19 ). 2 . A Benjamite, son of Becher ( 1 Chronicles 7:8 ).

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Anathoth
(an' uh thawth) Personal and place name. 1. A city assigned to the tribe of Benjamin, located about three miles northeast of Jerusalem (Joshua 21:18 ). King Solomon sent Abiathar the priest there after removing him as high priest (1 Kings 2:26-27 ). It was also the home of Jeremiah the prophet, who may have been a priest in the rejected line of Abiathar (Jeremiah 1:1 ). Though Jeremiah was opposed and threatened by the citizens of Anathoth (Jeremiah 11:21-23 ) he purchased a field there from his cousin Hanameel in obedience to the word of the Lord to symbolize ultimate hope after Exile (Jeremiah 32:6-15 ). Anathoth was overrun by the Babylonians, but resettled following the Exile (Nehemiah 7:27 ; Nehemiah 11:32 ). 2 . The eighth of nine sons of Becher, the son of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:8 ). 3 . A chief that is a family or clan leader, who along with 84 other priests, Levites, and leaders signed a covenant that the Israelites would obey the law of God given through Moses (Nehemiah 10:19 ).



The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Anathoth
A beautiful village, in the tribe of Benjamin, about three miles from Jerusalem, remarkable for being the birthplace of the prophet Jeremiah. The name, if taken, as may be supposed, from Anath, signifies song.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Anathoth
1. Beniamite, son ofBecher. 1 Chronicles 7:8 .

2. One of the chiefs of the people who sealed the covenant. Nehemiah 10:19 .

3. City assigned to the priests in the territory of Benjamin, where Abiathar the high priest had his own 'fields,' and where Jeremiah was born: its inhabitants persecuted the prophet. Identified with Anata , 31 49' N, 35 15' E . Joshua 21:18 ; 1 Kings 2:26 ; 1 Chronicles 6:60 ; Ezra 2:23 ; Nehemiah 7:27 ; Nehemiah 11:32 , Isaiah 10:30 ; Jeremiah 1:1 ; Jeremiah 11:21,23 ; Jeremiah 29:27 ; Jeremiah 32:7-9 .

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Anathoth
Anathoth (ăn'a-thŏth), answers or echoes. A Levitical city in Benjamin, Joshua 21:18; 1 Chronicles 6:60; the birthplace of Jeremiah, Jeremiah 1:1; Jeremiah 11:21; Jeremiah 11:23; Jeremiah 32:7-9; on the route of the Assyrians, Isaiah 10:30; some of its people returned with Zerubbabel, Ezra 2:23; Nehemiah 7:27.

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Antothite - (an' thoh thite) Person from Anathoth in KJV spelling. See Anathoth
an'Tothite, - a dweller at Anathoth. (1 Chronicles 11:28 ; 12:3 ) [Anathoth ]
Gebim - Between Anathoth and Neh
Anethothite - KJV reading for Anathothite in 2 Samuel 23:27 . See Anathoth
Gallim - ” Village near Anathoth in tribal territory of Benjamin. It may be modern khirbet Kakul, northwest of Anathoth or even further to the northwest just south of Ramah at khirbet Ercha
Anethothite, Anetothite, Antothite - Inhabitants of Anathoth
Anthothijah - The name may represent connection with city of Anathoth
ge'Bim - (grasshoppers ), a village north of Jerusalem, ( Isaiah 10:31 ) apparently between Anathoth (the modern Anata ) and the ridge on which Nob was situated
Laish (2) - But probably it refers to another Laish, a village between Gallim and Anathoth, which are mentioned in the context; near Jerusalem. Then translated "hearken, O Laishah"; "answer ('aniyah ), Anathoth (a play on similar sounds and sense) her, O Anathoth" ("responses", i
Alemeth - of Anata, the ancient Anathoth
Aneth'Othite, - (2 Samuel 23:27 ) Anet'othite , ( 1 Chronicles 27:12 ) and An'tothite, ( 1 Chronicles 11:28 ; 12:3 ) an inhabitant of Anathoth, of the tribe of Benjamin
Hanameel - Whom God has graciously given, the cousin of Jeremiah, to whom he sold the field he possessed in Anathoth, before the siege of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 32:6-12 )
Antothite - An inhabitant of Anathoth, found only in 1 Chronicles 11:28 ; 12:3 . (RSV, "Anathothite
Allemeth - of Anathoth
Hanameel - Son of Shallum, Jeremiah's cousin, from whom the prophet in prison bought a field in Anathoth while Jerusalem was being besieged by the Chaldeans, as a token to assure the Jews that a time of security would hereafter come when their land would once more be a safe possession (Jeremiah 32:7-12; Jeremiah 32:44). Anathoth being a sacerdotal city with a thousand cubits of suburban fields, the land could not be alienated (Leviticus 25:25; Leviticus 25:34); but this did not prevent sales within the tribe of Levi, on the failure of the owner the next of kin could redeem the land
Gallim - It is personified, along with Anathoth and other towns, in Isaiah 10:30
Hanameel - ” Uncle of Jeremiah from whom the prophet bought the field in Anathoth (Jeremiah 32:7-12 )
Laishah - It may be modern el-Esawijeh southwest of Anathoth or ras et-Tawil south of Geba
Alemeth - ... A sacerdotal city of Benjamin (1Chronicles 6:60), called also Almon (Joshua 21:18 ), now Almit, a mile north-east of the ancient Anathoth
Beth-Azmaveth - It may be modern Hizmeh about two miles north of Anathoth
Anathoth - Anathoth (ăn'a-thŏth), answers or echoes
an'Athoth, - " (Joshua 21:18 ; 1 Chronicles 6:60 ) Anathoth lay about three miles from Jerusalem
an'Athoth, - " (Joshua 21:18 ; 1 Chronicles 6:60 ) Anathoth lay about three miles from Jerusalem
Anathoth - Though Jeremiah was opposed and threatened by the citizens of Anathoth (Jeremiah 11:21-23 ) he purchased a field there from his cousin Hanameel in obedience to the word of the Lord to symbolize ultimate hope after Exile (Jeremiah 32:6-15 ). Anathoth was overrun by the Babylonians, but resettled following the Exile (Nehemiah 7:27 ; Nehemiah 11:32 )
Anathoth - Anathoth
Abiezer - A native of Anathoth
Nob - (nahb) City in Benjamin likely situated between Anathoth and Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11:31-32 ; Isaiah 10:32 )
Irijah - Apparently Jeremiah was going to inspect the field he had bought in Anathoth (Jeremiah 32:9 )
l'Ish - (Isaiah 10:30 ) This Laish is probably the small village Laishah, lying between Gallim and Anathoth in Benjamin, and of which hitherto no traces have been found
Nob - In Nehemiah 11:33 and Isaiah 10:32 Nob is closely connected with Anathoth, 2 1 / 2 miles N. of Anathoth, the ridge from the brow of which the pilgrim along the north road still catches his first view of the holy city
Bahurim - from the Mount of Olives, and about a mile beyond ‘Anata (Anathoth) from Jerusalem
Anathoth - Among the restored captives from Babylon were 128 men of Anathoth The name is variously given: Anethothite, Anetothite, Antothite
Jeremiah - Son of Hilkiah, priest of Anathoth: the writer of the Book of Jeremiah
Netophah - Between Bethlehem and Anathoth
Hilkiah - Priest of Anathoth and father of the prophet Jeremiah
Hilki'ah - ) ... A priest of Anathoth, father of the prophet Jeremiah
Jehu - His home was Anathoth, in the tribal territory of David's opponent Saul
Abiathar - He became an adherent of David, and was acknowledged as high priest; but becoming involved in Adonijah's rebellion he was deprived of the priesthood by Solomon and sent to dwell in the city of Anathoth which belonged to the sons of Aaron
Abiathar - Solomon, therefore, as soon as he could safely do it, deposed Abiathar from the priesthood, warned him that any future misconduct would entail capital punishment, and relegated him to the seclusion of Anathoth ( 1 Kings 2:26 )
Jeremiah - He was born at Anathoth, of the race of the priests, and was destined of God to be a prophet, and consecrated for that object before his birth, Jeremiah 1:1,5
Abiathar - Solomon succeeding to the throne, degraded him from the priesthood, and sent him to Anathoth, 1 Kings 2:26,27 ; thus fulfilling the prediction made to Eli 150 years before, 1 Samuel 2:27-36
Abiathar - Abiathar was deposed (the sole historical instance of the deposition of a high priest) and banished to his home at Anathoth by Solomon, because he took part in the attempt to raise Adonijah to the throne
Jeremi'ah - (whom Jehovah has appointed ) was "the son of Hilkiah of the priests that were in Anathoth. On the return of the Chaldean army he showed his faith in God's promises, and sought to encourage the people by purchasing the field at Anathoth which his kinsman Hanameel wished to get rid of
Jeremi'ah - (whom Jehovah has appointed ) was "the son of Hilkiah of the priests that were in Anathoth. On the return of the Chaldean army he showed his faith in God's promises, and sought to encourage the people by purchasing the field at Anathoth which his kinsman Hanameel wished to get rid of
Baruch - He was the friend to whom Jeremiah in prison entrusted the papers of the purchase of his uncle's field at Anathoth, the year before Jerusalem's destruction, to assure the Jews of the certainty of their return from Babylon
Jeremiah - The distinguished prophet, son of Hilkiah, a priest of Anathoth
Abiathar - Solomon deposed him from the priesthood and banished him to Anathoth, his home town, fulfilling the prophecy to Eli (1 Samuel 2:31-35 )
Nob - The high priest Ahimelech's residence in Saul's time, near Anathoth and Gibeah of Saul
Jeremiah - Son of Hilkiah, a priest in Anathoth of Benjamin; not the high priest Hilkiah who discovered the book of the law in Josiah's reign (2 Kings 22:8), for Jeremiah's father is not designated as "the priest" or "the high priest. " Moreover, the Anathoth priests were of the line of Abiathar, who was deposed by Solomon (1 Kings 2:26-35). , the 13th of Josiah's reign, while a mere youth at Anathoth, three miles from Jerusalem (Jeremiah 1:2), "the word of Jehovah came to him" just as manhood was opening out to him, calling him to lay aside his natural sensitiveness and timid self distrust, and as Jehovah's minister, by the might of Jehovah's efficacious word, to "root out . Apparently, he lived at first in Anathoth, repairing thence from time to time to prophesy in Jerusalem (Jeremiah 2:2), until the enmity of his townsmen and even his brethren, because of his godly faithfulness (Jeremiah 11:18-21; Jeremiah 12:6), drove him to Jerusalem. Like Asaph (Psalm 73) he felt perplexed at the prosperity of the wicked (Jeremiah 12:1-4) plotters at Anathoth against his life (Jeremiah 11:19-21), to which Jehovah replies that even worse is before him at Jerusalem: "if thou hast run with the footmen (the Anathoth men), and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses (the men of Jerusalem)? And if (it is only) in a land of peace thou trustest (so the Hebrew is), then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?" Or else, if in the plain country alone thou art secure, how wilt thou do "in the pride (the wooded banks, the lair of beasts: Zechariah 11:3; 2 Kings 6:2 compare Proverbs 24:10) of Jordan?"... Jeremiah sensitively shrank from strifes, yet the Holy Spirit enabled him to deliver his message at the certain cost of rousing enmity and having his sensitiveness wounded (Jeremiah 15:10). Jeremiah himself tried to escape to his native place, Anathoth of Benjamin; but Irijah arrested him at the gate of Benjamin on the charge of desertion to the Chaldeans
Jeremiah - He was the son of Helcias (Jeremiah 1), of a priestly race of Anathoth, a little village of the tribe of Benjamin
Jeremias - He was the son of Helcias (Jeremiah 1), of a priestly race of Anathoth, a little village of the tribe of Benjamin
Jeremiah - ), a priest of Anathoth (Jeremiah 1:1 ; 32:6 )
Jeremiah - ... Jeremiah was a native of Anathoth, a little town some 3 1 / 2 miles N. His father was ‘Hilkiah [not the Hilkiah of 2 Kings 22:4 ], of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin’ ( 2 Kings 1:1 ); but he does not show, like the contemporary priest-prophet Ezekiel, the sacerdotal mind. Anathoth had been the settlement of Abiathar, the last high priest of Eli’s house, who was banished thither by Solomon ( 1 Kings 2:26 ); Jeremiah may have been a scion of this deposed line. His mission brought him, probably at an early period, into conflict with ‘the men of Anathoth,’ who sought his life ( 1 Kings 11:18-23 ). His attempt to visit Anathoth during the last siege of Jerusalem, and the transaction between himself and his cousin over the field at Anathoth ( Jeremiah 32:6 ff. The prophet adds deeds to words: he takes the opportunity of buying, before witnesses, a field at Anathoth offered during the siege by his cousin Hanameel, in token that ‘houses and fields and vineyards shall yet again be bought in this land’ ( Jeremiah 32:15 )
Kin - The classical instance of the exercise of this ‘right of redemption’ is the case of the prophet Jeremiah, who purchased the property of his cousin Hanamel in Anathoth, on being asked to do so in virtue of his relationship ( Jeremiah 32:8 ff
Abiathar - Solomon banished him to Anathoth, and put Zadok as high priest in his room (1 Kings 2:35)
Benjamin - Anathoth, the birth-place of Jeremiah, also lay in Benjamin ( Joshua 21:18 [P [Note: Priestly Narrative
Jeremiah - We read that his father's name was Hilkiah, a priest from Anathoth (Jeremiah 1:1 )
Redeem - 32:7: “Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee, saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is thine to buy it
Jeremiah - The Prophet Jeremiah was of the sacerdotal race, being, as he records himself, one of the priests that dwelt at Anathoth, in the land of Benjamin, a city appropriated out of that tribe to the use of the priests, the sons of Aaron, Joshua 21:18 , and situate, as we learn from St
Name, Names - Other names evidently imply the existence of local sanctuaries, some of which must have been pre-Israelite: Beth-anath, Anathoth, Bethel, Gilgal, Kedesh-naphtali, Migdal-el, Migdal-gad, Neiel, Penuel, Beth-shemesh
Deuteronomy, the Book of - Jeremiah, as a priest of Anathoth, familiar with the law from childhood, naturally adopts the tone of Deuteronomy (as does Huldah his contemporary; compare 2 Kings 22:16, etc
Solomon - ) Abiathar he banished to Anathoth for treason, thus fulfilling the old curse on Eli (1 Samuel 2:31-35)
Judea - The principal places in the north-east quarter of the province were Jerusalem, the capital, which was entirely destroyed in the reign of Hadrian, and replaced by a new city named AElia, a little farther north, which is now the site of the modern Jerusalem; Jericho, the city of palm trees, about nineteen miles eastward of Jerusalem, and eight from the river Jordan; Phaselis, built by Herod in memory of his brother, fifteen miles north-west of Jericho; Archelais, built by Archelaus, ten miles north of Jericho; Gophna, fifteen miles north of Jerusalem, in the road to Sichem; Bethel, twelve miles north of Jerusalem, originally called Luz; Gilgal, about one mile and a half from Jericho; Engeddi, a hundred furlongs south south-east of Jericho, near the northern extremity of the Dead Sea; Masada, a strong fortress built by Judas Maccabeus, the last refuge of the Jews after the fall of Jerusalem; Ephraim, a small town westward of Jericho; Anathoth, a Levitical town, nearly four miles north of Jerusalem
Priests And Levites - Though too great a reliance should not be placed on the editorial note in Jeremiah 1:1 , it is quite possible that several of the priests of Jerusalem may have lived together at Anathoth, which was only 2 1 / 2 miles from Jerusalem, and the home of Abiathar ( 1 Kings 2:26 ), and so given rise to the tradition that it was a priestly city