Meaning, "A sandy place"

An ancient royal city of the Canaanites, on the south-western border of the plain of Esdraelon, 4 miles south of Megiddo. Its king was conquered by Joshua (Josh. 12:21). It was assigned to the Levites of the family of Kohath (Josh. 17:11-18; 21:25). It is mentioned in the song of Deborah (Judg. 5:19). It is identified with the small modern village of Ta'annuk.

Easton's Bible Dictionary