The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chenani (כְּנָנִי‎, kenaniy). One of the nine Levites who led worship for the assembly of the exiles who had returned to Jerusalem (Neh 9:4).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chenani (Person)
CHENANI (PERSON) [Heb kĕnānı̂ (כְּנָנִי)]. A Levite present at the public reading of the Law by Ezra (Neh 9:4). A shortened form of a name (Heb kēnanyāhû) meaning “Yahweh has made firm” (Brockington Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther NCBC, 171).Frederick W. Schmidt
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chenani. Levite who participated in Ezra’s public reading of the Law after the exile (Neh 9:4).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chenani ke-nā̀nī [Heb. kenānî]; NEB KENANI. A Levite mentioned in Neh. 9:4 as one of those present when Ezra read the law in public.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
KENANI Levite who participated in Ezra’s public reading of the law after the exile (Neh 9:4).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CHENANI. One of eight Levites mentioned as singing some religious song at Ezra’s public reading of the law (Neh 9:4). The names represent either Levitical houses or individuals chosen to lead the worship of the people.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chenani (Heb. kĕnānɩ̂)A Levite in the days of Nehemiah, among those reading from the Law and voicing confession (Neh. 9:4).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Chenani [kĭ nāˊnī] (Heb. kenānî). A Levite in the days of Nehemiah, who, with the other Levites, set an example concerning the people’s confession of guilt (Neh. 9:4; NIV “Kenani”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chen´ani (a contraction of Chenaniah), one of the Levites who assisted at the solemn purification of the people under Ezra. Neh. 9:4.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CHEN´ANI (kenʹa-ni; “established”), Ken´ani (NIV). One of the Levites who conducted the devotions of the people after Ezra had read to them the book of the law (Neh. 9:4), 445 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CHENANI [kih NAY nigh] — a Levite who assisted at Ezra’s public reading of the Book of the Law (Neh. 9:4; Kenani, NIV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHENANI<ke-na’-ni> (כְּנָנִי‎ [kenani], “planted”): One of the names mentioned in Nehemiah 9:4, in connection with the constitution of “congregation.” If the names represent houses or families, eight Levitical houses probably sang some well-known psalm on this occasion. If they are names of individual
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