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