an-a-i'-a, a-ni'-a (`anayah, "Yah has answered"):

(1) a Levite who assisted Ezr in reading the law to the people (Nehemiah 8:4), perhaps the person called Ananias in Esdras 9:43.

(2) One of those who sealed the covenant (Nehemiah 10:22). He may have been the same as Anaiah (1).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ANAIAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.