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The ancestor of a family of temple servants (Ezra 2:50; 1 Esdras 5:31). Asnah is missing from the parallel list in Neh 7:46–56.
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ASNAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾasnâ (אַסְנָה)]. The head of a family of NETHINIM (temple servants) listed among those exiles returning from Babylon to Jerusalem and Judah (Ezra 2:50 = 1 Esdr 5:31). The name is absent from the list as recorded in Nehemiah 7. Galling (1951: 157) prefers to view these lists as registers
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ASNAH<as’-na> ( אַסְנָה [’acnah], “thornbush”): One of the Nethinim, who returned with Zerubbabel from the exile (Ezra 2:50).
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