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Notes for Anah:
His name in Hebrew: ענה ‘Ănâh (an-aw’) Strongs#6034; an answer.
Anah is also the brother to Aholibamah, the wife of Esau. However, Anah was given
in marriage to Esau’s daughter, Marzith.
Anah had a great tale to tell about feeding his father’s asses in the wilderness
along the sea shore.
A tremendous storm came up from the sea and settled around the asses and stayed there.
Later came 129 terrible looking animals and they rode off with the asses. The animals
that Anah saw had a description that is not of this world. (1)
These animals were in the shape of men from their middle downward, but from the middle
upward were either in the shape of bears or “keephas.” They had long tails that
extended from between the shoulders reaching down to the ground. These tails were
like unto a “ducheepath.” These creatures terrified Anah, especially after being
struck by the tail from one of the creatures. (2). Anah looked for the asses afterwards
but could not find them.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: A tale like this would be next to impossible to believe, especially
when there are two key words that are unexplained. However, one word that was used
in Jasher may give us one clue (of sorts). In Jasher 36:28 we read “...Ajah, and
Anah, this was that Anah who found the Yemim in the wilderness when he fed the asses
of Zibeon his father.”
Many people will not believe anything that is written in Jasher because it is not
part of the Bible, which can be understandable especially while reading this story.
In actuality, this story is mentioned in the Bible but not in detail.
Genesis 36:24: “... Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah that found the mules in the
wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.”
Here we see that the word “Yemim” is replaced with “mules” in the Bible.
To get even closer to the meaning, I looked up Genesis 36:24 in the Greek Septuagint
(LXX) to see what the verse would read, and thus it read:
“... Aïe, and Ana; this is the Ana who found Jamin in the Wilderness, when he tended
the beasts of his father Sebegon.”
From what we can tell is that “Jamin/Yemim” must mean “mule,” but it gets even more
interesting. Looking up “Mules” in the Strong’s concordance I find that the mules
that are mentioned in Gen. 36:24 have a number all to its own which is H#3222 which
defines it as: ים Yêm; a warm spring: - mule. However, H#3221 has the same lettering
in the Hebrew (ים yâm) but explains the word to be “sea.” The root for #3222 is
#3117, and I find that it means: יום Yôwm; to be hot, as in the warm hours of the
day. How this all ties together with Mules; I will never know.
These creatures Anah saw sounds like they came out of a science-fiction novel. I
would have to make contact with someone who is more knowledgeable in the Hebrew to
tell me what “keephas” means, but while thinking about the type of “ducheepath” tail
the creatures had, they were used as a weapon.
Upon going through the Internet looking for a definition, some sites suggested that
Anah had a space alien encounter! (Hmm ...)
As soon as I find out what “Keephas” and “Ducheepath” means, then we will know what
Anah had encountered.
I am sure that there is a lot more to this story than what Jasher is telling, and
between the time of Anah until now, there have been many libraries destroyed which
could have exposed the truth to Anah’s Creatures.
Notes for Marzith:
Marzith is the elder daughter of Esau and is only mentioned in Jash. 30:22 & 29.