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Ananias (son of Hananiah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ananias the Great
Ananias the Great (Ἁνανίας, Hananias). Sometimes called Hananiah. The man Raphael claimed was his father in the book of Tobit; a relative of Tobit and son of Shemaiah the Great (Tobit 5:11–13).
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
Hananiah
Hananiah [han-uh--uh] (חנניהו, “Yahweh Has Been Gracious”) (1) an officer in Uzziah’s army (2 Chron. 26:11) (2) the father of Zedekiah (3), an administrator under Jehoiakim (Jer. 36:12) (3) a prophet who opposed Jeremiah and prophesied an early fall of Nebuchadrezzar (Jer. 28:1) (4) grandfather