|Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia|
man'-a-hath (manachath; Machanathi):
(1) A place to which certain Benjamites, victims, apparently, of intra-tribal jealousy, were carried captive (1 Chronicles 8:6). Of this town the Manahathites were probably natives. It is possibly denoted by Manocho which Septuagint adds to the list of towns in Judah (Joshua 15:59). This place is named along with Bether (Bittir). The name seems to be preserved in that of Malicha, a large village not far from Bittir, Southwest of Jerusalem. The change of "l" to "n", and vice versa, is not uncommon. The same place may be intended by Menuhah (Judges 20:43 the Revised Version margin), where the King James Version reads "with ease," and the Revised Version (British and American) "at their resting-place."
(2) One of the sons of Shobal, the son of Seir the Horite (Genesis 36:23 1 Chronicles 1:40), the "name-father" of one of the ancient tribes in Mt. Seir, afterward subdued and incorporated in Edom.
Manahath (3 Occurrences)
Genesis 36:23 These are the children of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
1 Chronicles 1:40 The sons of Shobal: Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. The sons of Zibeon: Aiah, and Anah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
1 Chronicles 8:6 These are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of fathers' houses of the inhabitants of Geba, and they carried them captive to Manahath: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)