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 32:41
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32:42 Novach went and captured Kenath and its surrounding towns, and he gave [the area] his own name, Novach.
VeNovach halach vayilkod et-Kenat ve'et-benoteyha vayikra lah Novach bishemo.



Commentary:

Novach
  A descendant of Manasseh (Chizzkuni). He had been born in Egypt (Seder Olam Rabbah 9).

Kenath
  See 1 Chronicles 2:23. This is the modern Qanawat, some 42 miles east of the Kinnereth. In Roman times, it was known as Canatha (Josephus, Wars 1:19:2; Ptolemy, Geography 5:15, p. 139; Pliny 5:16).

Novach
  See Judges 8:11. This name, however, did not stick (Ruth Rabbah 5:5; Rashi). Some say that he gave it this name because he only had daughters, and no sons to carry his name (Midrash Aggadah).





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