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Jannai
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jannai, Son of Joseph
Jannai, Son of Joseph (Ἰανναί, Iannai). Father of Melchi and son of Joseph (not the Joseph who was Jesus’ earthly father); listed in the genealogy of Jesus (Luke 3:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jannai (Person)
JANNAI (PERSON) [Gk Iannai (Ἰανναι)]. The father of Melchi and son of Joseph (an earlier ancestor of Jesus), according to Luke’s genealogy tying Joseph, the “supposed father” of Jesus, to descent from Adam and God (Luke 3:24). D omits Jannai, substituting a genealogy adapted from Matt 1:6–15 for Luke
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jannai, Janna
Jannai, Janna. Ancestor of Jesus recorded in Luke’s genealogy (3:24, kjv Janna).See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jannai
Jannai janʹī [Gk. Iannai]; AV JANNA. An ancestor of Jesus in Luke’s genealogy, the fifth before Joseph the husband of Mary (Lk. 3:24).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jannai
JANNAI Ancestor of Jesus recorded in Luke’s genealogy (Lk 3:24). See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jannai
Jannai (Gk. Iannaɩ́)The father of Melchi, a postexilic ancestor of Jesus (Luke 3:24). The name does not occur in the OT.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jannai
Jannai [jănˊī] (Gk. Iannai), The son of Melchi, an ancestor of Jesus dating from after the Exile (Luke 3:24; KJV “Janna”). The name does not occur in the Old Testament.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Janna
Jan´na (flourishing), son of Joseph, and father of Melchi, in the genealogy of Christ. Luke 3:24. In the Revised Version written Jannai.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jannai
JAN´NAI (janʹī; “Janna,” KJV). The son of Joseph and father of Melchi, the sixth in ascent from Christ on His mother’s side (Luke 3:24), about 200 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Janna
JANNA [JAN uh] — an ancestor of Jesus, “the son of Janna” (Luke 3:24; Jannai, NIV, NRSV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JANNAI
JANNAI<jan’-a-i> ([ Ἰανναί, Iannai], Tischendorf, Tregelles, Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek; [ Ἰαννά, Ianna], Textus Receptus of the New Testament; the King James Version Janna); An ancestor of Jesus in Luke’s genealogy, the 5th before Joseph, the husband of Mary (Lk 3:24).
See also
Relatives
Joseph Father
Melchi Son
Levi Grandson
Mattathias Grandfather