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(sshehch uh ni' uh) Abbreviated Hebrew form of personal name, Shecaniah. 1. Name used of two persons involved in the return from the Exile (Ezra 8:3 ,Ezra 8:3,8:5 ). 2 . Man who led the people by example, putting away his foreign wife (Ezra 10:2-4 ). 3 . Father of Shemaiah, who helped repair the wall around Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:29 ; compare 1 Chronicles 24:11 ). 4 . Father-in-law of the infamous Tobiah (Nehemiah 6:18 ) who opposed Nehemiah's efforts. 5. Priest who accompanied Zerubbabel back to Jerusalem from Babylon (Nehemiah 12:3 ). 6 . Postexilic descendant of David (1 Chronicles 3:21 ).

Mike Mitchell

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Shechaniah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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