Concise Bible Dictionary:

City in Lower Egypt, built seven years after Hebron. It was the capital of the Hyksos or shepherd kings of Egypt. It was here that Moses and Aaron met with Pharaoh and here the “plagues” were wrought; for it was in the “field of Zoan” that God did marvelous things. The place was denounced by God, and He said its princes had become fools (Num. 13:2222And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) (Numbers 13:22); Psa. 78:12,4312Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. (Psalm 78:12)
43How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan: (Psalm 78:43)
; Isa. 19:11,1311Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? (Isaiah 19:11)
13The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof. (Isaiah 19:13)
; Isa. 30:44For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes. (Isaiah 30:4); Ezek. 30:1414And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set fire in Zoan, and will execute judgments in No. (Ezekiel 30:14)). Identified with the site of the ancient city TANIS, built over the ruins of Zoan, and now called San, about 31° 2' N, 31° 54' E.

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

of Egyptian derivation; Tsoan, a place in Egypt
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Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:


Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Removal; moved; motion:―a place in Egypt, Num. 13:22. {Migratio}