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This article is about the biblical location known as Anem. For the two locations named En-gannim, one of which may be the same location as Anem, see List of minor biblical places: En-gannim.

Anem or Anim was a Levitical city in Israel allocated to the Gershonites, according to the Hebrew Bible, from the land of the tribe of Issachar (1 Chronicles 6:73) (6:58 in some Bibles). In the parallel location in the Book of Joshua, the name En-gannim or Engannim appears, and the two names may refer to the same town.[1][2]

The location of Anem is unknown.[2]

The Pulpit Commentary suggests that Anem is "probably" the same as "En-gannim," "perhaps" created by a contraction of En-gannim to Anem.[3] But Hagen Martino (in 1907), claimed that Anem is 'probably a distinct site', near En-gannim.[4]


  1. ^ Joshua 19:21 and 21:29
  2. ^ a b J. D. Douglas; Merrill C. Tenney (3 May 2011). Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Harper Collins. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-310-49235-1. 
  3. ^ Pulpit Commentary on 1 Chronicles 6, accessed 20 November 2015
  4. ^ e.g., Martino (Ed.). Atlas Biblicus. Continens Duas Et Viginti Tabulas Quibus Accedit. Index topographicus in Universam Geographam Biblicam, Paris (Suptibus P. Lethielleux, 1907). Quote: "urbs tribus Issachar, fortasse eadem atque Engannim (Djenin) vel probabilius urbs distincta, vicus ‘Anim inter aquilonem et occidentum ab Engannim.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "Anem". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.