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Shebaniah (priest)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The eponymous ancestor of a priestly clan mentioned in Neh 12:14. Joseph was the leader of the family in the postexilic period when Joiakim, the son of Jeshua, was the high priest.The sequence of the names of priests who returned with Zerubbabel in Neh 12:1–7 compared to the sequence of the names of priestly households in Neh 12:12–21 suggests that “Shecaniah” in Neh 12:3 could be a textual error for Shebaniah. The names “Shebaniah” (שְׁבַנְיָה‎, shevanyah) and “Shecaniah” (שְׁכַנְיָה‎, shekhanyah) are visually similar in Hebrew, and there are textual variants for the other name wherever either of the names appears in the book of Nehemiah. Two Hebrew manuscripts and the Latin Vulgate attest to the reading “Shebaniah” in Neh 12:3. However, “Shecaniah” was also the name of the head of a priestly division established by David (1 Chr 24:11). If the reading “Shebaniah” is correct in Neh 12:3, then Shebaniah was among those priests who returned to Judah from exile with Zerubbabel. A later descendant and head of the family signed the written agreement to keep the law during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh 10:4). Some manuscripts also read “Shebaniah” as the father of the priest Shemaiah, son of Shecaniah who assisted with the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s wall (Neh 3:29).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Shebaniah the Priest
Shebaniah the Priest (שְׁבַנְיָה‎, shevanyah). The eponymous ancestor of a priestly clan mentioned in Neh 12:14. Joseph was the leader of the family in the postexilic period when Joiakim, the son of Jeshua, was the high priest.The sequence of the names of priests who returned with Zerubbabel in Neh 12:1–7
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shebaniah (Person)
SHEBANIAH (PERSON) [Heb šĕbanyâ (שְׁבַנְיָה‎); šĕbanyāhû]. Four individuals in the Hebrew Bible bear this name.1. One of the priests who played musical instruments before the ark during the time of David (1 Chr 15:24). Given his extreme interest in the installation of temple musicians (Braun 1
Shecaniah (Person)
SHECANIAH (PERSON) [Heb šĕkanyāhû (שְׁכַנְיָהוּ)]. The name Shecaniah is held by eight persons in the Hebrew Bible, six of whom lived in the 6th–5th centuries b.c.e. All of our information about persons holding this name is taken from material redacted in the postexilic period.Note that there is
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shebaniah
Shebaniah. 1. One of the seven priests assigned to blow a trumpet before the ark of God in the procession led by David when the ark was moved to Jerusalem (1 Chr 15:24).2. One of the Levites who led the people in worship following Ezra’s reading of the Law (Neh 9:4, 5) and who set his seal on the covenant
Shecaniah, Shechaniah
Shecaniah, Shechaniah. Common OT name, frequently spelled Shechaniah (#’s 3–9) in the kjv.1. Descendant of David through the line of Zerubbabel living in postexilic Palestine (1 Chr 3:21, 22).2. Levite and the head of the 10th of 24 divisions of priests formed during the reign of David (1 Chr 24:11).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shebaniah
3. Head of a priestly family in postexilic times (Neh. 12:14); called “Shecaniah” in v 3. He was among the priests who signed the covenant of Ezra (10:4 [MT 5]).
Shecaniah
3. The name of a priestly family that returned from the Exile with Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:3); called “Shebaniah” in 10:4; 12:14.
Shecaniah
Shecaniah shek-ə-nīʹə [Heb. šeḵanyâ, šeḵanyāhû—‘Yahweh has taken (His) dwelling’ (see IP, p. 194)]; AV also SHECHANIAH.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Shebaniah
SHEBANIAH1. One of the seven priests assigned to blow a trumpet before the ark of God in the procession led by David, when the ark was moved to Jerusalem (1 Chr 15:24).2. One of the Levites who led the people in worship when Ezra read the law (Neh 9:4–5).3. Head of a priestly family who set his seal
Shecaniah, Shechaniah
SHECANIAH, SHECHANIAH*1. Descendant of David through the line of Zerubbabel living in postexilic Palestine (1 Chr 3:21–22).2. Levite and the head of the 10th of 24 divisions of priests formed during the reign of David (1 Chr 24:11).3. One of six priests serving under Kore during the reign of King
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shebaniah
Shebaniah (sheb-uh-ni´uh; Heb., perhaps “the Lord has restored”).1 A priest appointed by the Levites to blow the trumpet before the ark of God (1 Chron. 15:24).2 A Levite from Jerusalem who led people in worship at the covenant-renewal ceremony led by Ezra (Neh. 9:4).3 The ancestor of a family group
Shecaniah
Shecaniah (shek-uh-ni´uh; Heb., “the Lord has taken up abode”).1 A descendant of David and Zerubbabel (1 Chron. 3:21–22) and head of a family who returned with Ezra from Babylon (Ezra 8:3).2 The chief of the tenth division of priests in the Davidic order (1 Chron. 24:11).3 One of the priests in Hezekiah’s
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Shebaniah
SHEBANIAH1. A priest in the time of David; one of those who blew the trumpet before the ark as it was brought from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem (1 Chr 15:24).2. A Levite in the days of Nehemiah. He stood with other Levites on “the stairs” offering prayers of confession and adoration in the great
Shecaniah, Shechaniah
SHECANIAH, SHECHANIAH1. The exact meaning of the text is not clear, but apparently Shechaniah in the days of Ezra was the son of Obadiah a descendant of David and Zerubbabel (1 Chr 3:21–22; cf. RSV, Berkeley). He may have been one of those listed below, 4–7.2. The head of the tenth course of priests
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shebaniah
Shebaniah (Heb. šĕḇanyâ, šĕḇanyāhû)1. One of the priests appointed by the Levites whose function was to blow the trumpet before the ark of God (1 Chr. 15:24).2. One of the leaders who led the people in praise and confession during the postexilic covenant renewal ceremony led by Ezra (Neh.
Shecaniah
Shecaniah (Heb. šĕḵanyāhû)1. A descendant of David and Jehoiachin (Jeconiah), grandson of Zerubbabel, and father of Shemaiah (1 Chr. 3:21–22). He is probably the same Shecaniah as in Ezra 8:3; 1 Esdr. 8:29, head of a clan that returned from exile. Deleting “and the sons of Shemaiah” (1 Chr. 3:22)
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Shecaniah
Shecaniah [shĕkˊə nīˊə] (Heb. šeḵanyâ, šeḵanyāhû “Yahweh dwells”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shebaniah
Shebani´ah (increased by Jehovah).1. A Levite in the time of Ezra. Neh. 9:4–5. He sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:10. (b.c. 459.)2. A priest or priestly family who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:4; 12:14. Called Shechaniah in Neh. 12:3.3. Another Levite who sealed the covenant
Shechaniah
Shechani´ah (dweller with Jehovah).1. The tenth in order of the priests who were appointed by lot in the reign of David. 1 Chron. 24:11. (b.c. 1014.)2. A priest in the reign of Hezekiah. 2 Chron. 31:15. (b.c. 925.)
Shechaniah
Shechani´ah (dweller with Jehovah).1. A descendant of Zerubbabel. 1 Chron. 3:21–22.2. Some descendants of Shechaniah returned with Ezra. Ezra 8:3.3. The sons of Shechaniah were another family who returned with Ezra. Ezra 8:5. (b.c. 459.)4. The son of Jehiel, of the sons of Elam. Ezra 10:2.5. The
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Shebaniah
SHEBANI´AH (sheb-a-nīʹa; perhaps, “Jehovah has brought back or returned”).1. One of the priests who blew the trumpet before the Ark of the Lord when it was removed from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem (1 Chron. 15:24), about 986 b.c.2. One of the Levites who stood upon the “platform,” offered
Shecaniah
SHECANI´AH (shek-a-nīʹa; “Jehovah has dwelt”).1. Apparently the son of Obadiah, and presumably a descendant of David (1 Chron. 3:21–22). Keil (Com., ad loc.) thinks that the list from v. 21 to the end of the chapter is a genealogical fragment inserted into the text at some later time.2. The tenth
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Shebaniah
Shebaniahwhom Jehovah hides, or has made grow up. (1.) A Levite appointed to blow the trumpet before the ark of God (1 Chr. 15:24).(2.) Another Levite (Neh. 9:4, 5).(3.) A priest (Neh. 10:12).(4.) A Levite (Neh. 10:4).
Shecaniah
Shecaniahone intimate with Jehovah. (1.) A priest to whom the tenth lot came forth when David divided the priests (1 Chr. 24:11).(2.) One of the priests who were set “to give to their brethren by courses” of the daily portion (2 Chr. 31:15).Shechani’ah, id. (1.) A priest whose sons are mentioned in
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