Jokneam

Jokneam

(jŏk`nēăm), in the Bible, Canaanite royal city, later a Levitical city of Zebulun, SW of Mt. Carmel (in present-day Israel).
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Jokneam: A fortified city existed at the site in the Iron Age, but the impressive fortification system went out of use in the Assyrian period and the remains from this time "represent a poor, unwalled settlement" (Ben-Tor 1993a: 807; see also table on p.
Some sites continued to exist, however, even if on a diminished scale (mainly Dan, but also Jokneam and Tel Qiri).
It appears that a few other sites in the vicinity of Megiddo, including Jokneam and Tel Qiri, continued to exist, which may show the significance of that city, which might have been the only town to have a countryside of any sort.
The boundary of their portion, starting at Sarid, ascended to Maralah, reaching Dabbesheth and the wadi alongside Jokneam. It also ran from Sarid along the eastern side, where the sun rises, past the territory of Chisloth-tabor and on to Daberath, and ascended to Japhia.
11:10-11), who also slew the petty kings of Taanach, Megiddo, Jokneam, Dor and other towns (Josh.
Zarzeki-Peleg, "Hazor, Jokneam and Megiddo in the Tenth Century B.C.E.," Tel Aviv 24 (1997): 258-88; A.