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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Anna, 1

An´na, wife of Tobit, whose history is contained in the apocryphal book named after him (Tobit 1:9, etc.).

Anna, 2

Anna, an aged widow, daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She had married early, but after seven years her husband died, and during her long widowhood she daily attended the morning and evening services of the Temple. Anna was eighty-four years old when the infant Jesus was brought to the Temple by his mother, and entering as Simeon pronounced his thanksgiving, she also broke forth in praise to God for the fulfillment of his ancient promises (Luke 2:36-37).





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Anna'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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