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Chenanaiah (musician)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chenaniah the Musician
Chenaniah the Musician (כְּנַנְיָה‎, kenanyah; כְּנַנְיָהוּ‎, kenanyahu). Described as a musician during David’s reign; led the singing for the group that brought the ark to Jerusalem (1 Chr 15:22; 1 Chr 15:27).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chenaniah (Person)
CHENANIAH (PERSON) [Heb kĕnanyāhû (כְּנַנְיָהוּ‎), kĕnanyâ (כְּנַנְיָה)]. Two individuals in the OT bear this name. It is a theophoric name composed of two elements: knn = “be firm/substantial” and yh = divine name “yah”/“yahu” for Yahweh. The name has been translated either “Y. is firm” (Fowler
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chenaniah
Chenaniah. 1. Levite chief who led processional singing when King David brought the ark of the covenant to the new tabernacle in Jerusalem (1 Chr 15:1–3, 22, 27).2. Public administrator during David’s reign. His sons also served as public officials (1 Chr 26:29).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chenaniah
Chenaniah ken-ə-nī̀ə [Heb. kenanyāhû, kenanyâ-‘established by God’]; NEB KENANIAH. Chief of the Levites who was the leader of the music (1 Ch. 15:22, 27); in 26:29 he is mentioned as an official who was appointed for certain duties outside the temple (cf. Neh. 11:16).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kenaniah
KENANIAH1. Levite chief who led processional singing when King David brought the ark of the covenant to the new tabernacle in Jerusalem (1 Chr 15:1–3, 22, 27).2. Public administrator during David’s reign. His sons also served as public officials (1 Chr 26:29).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chenaniah
CHENANIAH1. A leader of the Levites over “the songs,” or the “lifting up” of the ark of the covenant as it was brought by David’s command from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem (1 Chr 15:22, 27).2. An Izharite, who with his sons was appointed “to outside duties for Israel, as officers and judges” (1
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chenaniah
Chenaniah (Heb. kĕnanyāhû, kĕnanyâ)1. A chief of the Levites and temple singers who participated in the ceremony bringing the ark from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David (1 Chr. 15:22, 27).2. A Levite, appointed with his sons to perform the “outside duties” of officials and judges (1
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Chenaniah
Chenaniah [kĕnˊə nīˊə] (Heb. kenanyāhû, kenanyâ “the Lord establishes”). A chief of the Levites and temple singers in the days of David; he participated in the ceremony at which the ark was taken from the house of Obed-edom and moved to the city of David (1 Chr. 15:22, 27; NIV “Kenaniah”). Afterward
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chenaniah
Chenani´ah (established by the Lord), chief of the Levites when David carried the ark to Jerusalem. 1 Chron. 15:22; 26:29.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Chenaniah
CHENANI´AH (ken-a-nīʹa; “established by Jehovah”), Kenani´ah (NIV). Chief of the Levites who, as master of song (1 Chron. 15:22), conducted the grand musical services when the Ark was removed from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem (15:27). He was of the family of Izharites and was appointed over the
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Chenaiah
Chenaiahwhom Jehovah hath made. “Chief of the Levites,” probably a Kohathite (1 Chr. 15:22), and therefore not the same as mentioned in 26:29.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Chenaniah
CHENANIAH [ken uh NYE uh] (the Lord has established) — a chief Levite during the days when David brought the Ark of the Covenant to the Temple (1 Chr. 15:22, 27; Kenaniah, NIV).
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