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Commander of the citadel in Jerusalem, whom Nehemiah trusted because he feared God and was faithful (Neh 7:2).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
HANANIAH (PERSON) [Heb ḥănanyāhû (חֲנַנְיָהוּ); ḥănanyâ (חֲנַנְיָה)]. Eleven individuals in the Hebrew Bible bear this name, which means “Yahu is gracious” (Noth IPN, 187). The name is found three times in the Gibeon inscriptions (#’s 22, 32, 51. See TSSI 1: 56). It also occurs in a 2d-century
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hananiah. 1. Zerubbabel’s son and a descendant of David (1 Chr 3:19, 21).2. Benjamite and the son of Shashak (1 Chr 8:24).3. Heman’s son and the leader of the 16th of 24 divisions of musicians trained for service in the house of the Lord (1 Chr 25:4, 23).4. One of the commanders of King Uzziah’s army
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hananiah han-e-nīʹe [Heb. ḥananyāhû, ḥananyâ; Gk. Ananias, “Yahweh has been gracious”]. This was a common name in Israel for many centuries.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hananiah (han´uh-ni´uh; Heb., “the Lord has favored me”).1 The son of Azur, who died for falsely prophesying against Jeremiah (Jer. 28).2 One of Daniel’s three friends, also called Shadrach, who was miraculously saved from the fiery furnace (Dan. 1–3). He was given the name Shadrach by the palace master
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HANANIAH1. A son of Heman, appointed to blow the horn for temple and royal services (1 Chr 25:4–5), and head of the 16th course of Levite musicians (1 Chr 25:23). See Heman.2. A captain of the army under King Uzziah (2 Chr 26:11).3. The father of Zedekiah, a prince of Judah in the reign of Jehoiakim,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
HANANIAH (Heb. ‘Yahweh has been gracious’). A Heb. name occurring frequently in the OT and, under its Gk. form *Ananias, in later times also.1. A cult-prophet, son of Azur, whom Jeremiah denounced (Je. 28) for publicly declaring in the Temple that in 2 years’ time, in opposition to Jeremiah’s prophecy
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hananiah [hănˊə nīˊə)] (Heb. ḥananyāhû, ḥananyâ “Yahweh has been gracious”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
HANANIAH (Hebrew, “Yahweh is gracious”) The name of three men in the Old Testament.1. The son of Azzur and a false prophet from Gibeon who opposed Jeremiah. Hananiah spoke against Jeremiah’s advice that Judah should continue to accept subjugation under Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (Jer 28). He even
Smith’s Bible Dictionary