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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).
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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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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