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Yenoam or Yanoam is a place in ancient Land of Israel or Syria, known from Ancient Egyptian regnal sources, of the time of Thutmose III to Ramesses III.[1] One such source is a stela of Seti I found in Beit She'an. Another is the Merneptah Stele.

The location of Yenoam is a matter of speculation. Suggested sites include Tell Shihab in Yarmouk River valley in southern Syria, Tell Na'ama (Na'ameh) in Hula Valley, Tell Na'am (en-Naam) near Yavne'el, and Tell Ovadya (Ubeidiya) in the Jordan Valley.[2] It has been tentatively associated with the biblical city of Janoah.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Is Janoah in 2 Kings 15:29 Yenoam/Yanoam?". Against Jebel al-Lawz, blog on biblical topics.
  2. ^ Na'aman, Nadav (1977-09-01). "Yeno'am". Tel Aviv. 4 (3–4). 168. doi:10.1179/033443577788497687. ISSN 0334-4355. (Reprinted in Naʼaman, Nadav (2005). Canaan in the Second Millennium B.C.E. Eisenbrauns. p. 195. ISBN 9781575061139.)

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