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The grandfather of one of the builders who repaired the walls of Jerusalem after returning from the exile (Neh 3:23).
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ANANIAH (PERSON) [Heb ʿănanyâ (עֲנַנְיָה)]. Father of Maaseiah, whose son, Azariah, was involved in the repair and reconstruction of Jerusalem’s walls under the direction of Nehemiah (Neh 3:23). He is identified by some scholars with Anan, who is mentioned in Neh 10:26, and with Anani, who is mentioned
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ANANI´AH (an-a-nīʹa; “protected by Jehovah”).1. The father of Maaseiah and grandfather of Azariah. The latter repaired a portion of the wall of Jerusalem after the return from exile (Neh. 3:23), about 445 b.c.2. The name of a town in Benjamin, mentioned as inhabited after the captivity (Neh. 11:32),