Aner is probably another name of Tanach, which was a city of
the half tribe of Manasseh, west of Jordan; and Eusebius,
Jerome, and Procopius of Gaza, say that it was in their time a
considerable place, three miles from Legio.
* Tanach, Gath-rimmon. Bileam.
Ibleam is here called Bileam, by a transposition of letters
common to all languages. It is evident, however, that many of
these cities or their names have been changed since the time
of Joshua; but, as it has been well observed, Salop and
Shrewsbury, Sarum and Salisbury, are as different names as any
in these catalogues; yet those who live in their vicinity are
not at all confused by them. Some cities also are here
mentioned as belonging to Ephraim, which in Joshua are spoken
of as cities of Dan; but various changes in such matters would
occur in a course of ages.