Anaiah (witness of covenant)
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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.
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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
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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.
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