Ti'inik

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Ti'inik
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic تعّنك
Ti'inik is located in the Palestinian territories
Ti'inik
Ti'inik
Location of Ti'inik within Palestine
Coordinates: 32°31′11.01″N 35°13′15.81″E / 32.5197250°N 35.2210583°E / 32.5197250; 35.2210583Coordinates: 32°31′11.01″N 35°13′15.81″E / 32.5197250°N 35.2210583°E / 32.5197250; 35.2210583
Governorate Jenin
Government
 • Type Village Council
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 1,095

Ti'inik (Arabic: تعّنك‎; Hebrew: טיעיניק), also transliterated Ta'anakh, Ti’innik or Taanach, is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, located 13 km Northwest of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. The neighbouring Israeli region of Ta'anakh is named after the town.

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 1,095 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[1]

Archaeology[edit]

Cultic terracotta found at Tel Taanach, now in the Istanbul Archaeology Museums

Just to the east is a 40-metre-high mound which was the site of the biblical city Taanach. Twelve Akkadian cuneiform tablets were found here. Approximately one third of the names on these tablets are of Hurrian origin, indicating a significant northern ethnic presence.[2][3] The main remains visible today are of an 11th-century Abbasid palace.[4]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Jenin Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ Gustavs, A. (1927) Die Personennamen in den Tontafeln von Tell Ta-annek. ZDPV 50, 1-18.
  3. ^ Glock, A.E. (1971) A New Ta-annek Tablet. BASOR 204, 17-30.
  4. ^ Dave Winter Israel handbook: with the Palestinian Authority areas p644

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