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Anael
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Anael
Anael (Ἀναήλ, Anaēl). A brother of Tobit (Tob 1:21). Mentioned once as the father of Ahikar, an official in Nineveh under Esarhaddon. For further information on the book of Ahiqar, which was a well-known folktale in the ancient Near East, see this article: Ahiqar, book of.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Anael (Person)
ANAEL (PERSON) [Gk Anaēl (Ἀναηλ)]. The brother of Tobit (Tob 1:21). Tobit claimed that Anael was the father of Ahikar, whom Esarhaddon (Assyrian ruler from 681 to 669 b.c.) appointed accountant and chief administrator over his whole empire. See AHIKAR. No name better demonstrates the fictional nature
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Anael
Anael anʹə-el [GK. Anaēl]. A brother of Tobit, and father of Ahikar (Tob. 1:21).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Anael
ANAEL Brother of Tobit (Tb 1:21–22). After the death of King Sennacherib (681 bc), Anael’s son Ahikar was appointed by the Assyrian king Esarhaddon to a high court position in Nineveh.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANAEL
ANAEL<an’-a-el> ([ ʼΑναήλ, Anael]): A brother of Tobit mentioned once only (Tobit 1:21) as the father of Achiacharus, who was an official in Nineveh under Esar-haddon.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Anael
Anael an′ay-uhl (Αναηλ). Brother of Tobit and father of Ahikar, who was a very high official of Sennacherib, king of Assyria (Tob. 1:21–22 KJV; NRSV, “Hanael”).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Anael
ANAEL, an′a-el (Ἀναήλ, Anaḗl): A brother of Tobit mentioned once only (Tob 1:21) as the father of Achiacharus, who was an official in Nineveh under Esar-haddon.
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Anael
Anael [an-i-el]: the brother of Tobit; the father of Sennacherib’s chief administrator (Tob. 1:21)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ANAEL
ANAEL an´ay-uhl [Ἁναήλ Hanaēl]. Tobit’s brother (Tob 1:21) whose son Ahikar served the kings Sennacherib and Esarhaddon. According to some manuscripts, the name is Hananael.