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JANAI (PERSON) [Heb yaʿnay (יַעְנַי)]. A Gadite who was the son of Abihail and the third tribal leader named in the genealogy (1 Chr 5:12). It may be that “Shaphat,” the fourth name in the list, should not be rendered as a personal name but as the noun “judge.” In this case, Joel was the head of the
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