78:12 field of Zoan. Note also Psalm 78:43. Zoan is first mentioned in Numbers 13:22 as a city in Egypt, well known to the Israelites at the time, although its identification now is uncertain. It is believed to have been in Egypt’s delta region, not far from the home of the children of Israel in Goshen. In this psalm, it is used essentially as a synonym for the whole land of Egypt.