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Ananias (in the genealogy of Judith)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ananias, Ancestor of Judith
Ananias, Ancestor of Judith The son of Gideon and father of Elkiah (Judith 8:1). Listed in the book of Judith as an ancestor of the book’s heroine.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ananias (Person)
ANANIAS (PERSON) [Gk Hananias (Ἁνανιας)]. Probably a transcription of the not uncommon Hebrew name ḥănanĕyāh, “God is merciful,” with a Greek ending. Here we are concerned with five individuals who bore this name.1. The angel Raphael claims that he is Tobit’s kinsman Azariah, the son of the great
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Ananias
Ananias [an-uh--us (Ἀνανίας = חנניה, “Yahweh Is Gracious”)] (1) the father of Azariah (28), the disguise taken by the angel Raphael; the same as Hananiah (16) (Tob. 5:12) (2) an ancestor of Judith (Jth. 8:1) (3) a Christian of Jerusalem, the husband of Sapphira (Acts 5:1) (4) a Damascene Christian
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