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Anaiah (witness of covenant)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Anaiah the Witness
Anaiah the Witness (עֲנָיָה‎, anayah). One of the leaders of the postexilic Jewish community who signed the written agreement to keep the law during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh 10:22). This might be the same person as Anaiah, assistant to Ezra.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Anaiah (Person)
ANAIAH (PERSON) [Heb ʿanāyâ (עַנָיָה)]. One of the men standing at Ezra’s right hand when Ezra stood before the Water Gate and read from the Book of the Law of Moses (Neh 8:4). He is also listed as one of the brethren who set their seal to the covenant (Neh 10:23—Eng 10:22). The name Anaiah means “The
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Anaiah
Anaiah. 1. Priest and assistant of Ezra who explained to the people passages from the Law read by Ezra (Neh 8:4).2. Political leader who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness to God with Nehemiah and others after the exile (Neh 10:22). He is perhaps identical with #1 above.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Anaiah
Anaiah ə-nīʹə [Heb. anāyâ—‘Yahweh has answered’; Gk. Ananias, Anaia]; AV and NEB Apoc. ANANIAS. A Levite who assisted Ezra in reading the law to the people (Neh. 8:4; 1 Esd. 9:43). He was one of those who sealed the covenant (Neh. 10:22).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Anaiah
ANAIAH1. Priest and assistant of Ezra who explained to the people passages from the law read by Ezra (Neh 8:4).2. Political leader who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness to God with Nehemiah and others after the exile (Neh 10:22). He is perhaps identical with #1 above.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Anaiah
ANAIAH. One of the post-Exilic leaders who stood at Ezra’s right hand when he read the book of the law (Neh 8:4), and who assisted Nehemiah in sealing the covenant (Neh 10:22).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Anaiah
Anaiah (Heb. ʿănāyâ)1. One of the six men (probably priests) who stood at Ezra’s right hand when he read to the people from the book of the law (Neh. 8:4).2. A chief who, on behalf of his people, set his seal to the renewed covenant under Nehemiah (Neh. 10:22 [MT 23]). He may be the same as 1 above.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Anaiah
Anai´ah (whom Jehovah answers).1. Probably a priest. Neh. 8:4.2. One of the “heads of the people” who signed the covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:22.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Anaiah
ANAI´AH (a-nīʹa; “Jah has answered”). One of the persons (probably priests) who stood at the right hand of Ezra while he read the law to the people (Neh. 8:4), and perhaps the same as one of the leaders of the people who joined Nehemiah in a sacred covenant (10:22), 445 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Anaiah
ANAIAH [a NIGH uh] (the Lord has answered) — the name of one or two men in the Old Testament:1. A leader who helped Ezra read the law (Neh. 8:4).2. An Israelite who sealed the covenant under Nehemiah (Neh. 10:22). He may be the same person as No. 1.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANAIAH
ANAIAH<an-a-i’-a>, <a-ni’-a> ( עֲנָיָה‎ [̀anayah], “Yah has answered”):1. a Levite who assisted Ezra in reading the law to the people (Nehemiah 8:4), perhaps the person called Ananias in Esdras 9:43.2. One of those who sealed the covenant (Nehemiah 10:22). He may have been the same as Anaiah
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