protected by Jehovah, the name of a town in the tribe of Benjamin between Nob and Hazor ( Nehemiah 11:32 ). It is probably the modern Beit Hanina, a small village 3 miles north of Jerusalem.
(protected by Jehovah ) probably a priest, and ancestor of Azariah, who assisted in rebuilding the city wall in the days of Nehemiah. ( Nehemiah 3:23 ) (B.C. before 446.)
a place, named between Nob and Hazor, in which the Benjamites lived after their return from captivity. ( Nehemiah 11:32 )
an-a-ni'-a `ananyah, ("Yah has covered"):
(1) Grandfather of Azariah. He assisted in repairing the walls of Jerusalem after his return from the exile (Nehemiah 3:23).
(2) A town of Benjamin mentioned in connection with Nob and Hazor (Nehemiah 11:32). It is commonly identified with Beit Hanina, between three and four miles North-Northwest from Jerusalem.
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