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Shecaniah or Shechaniah, which means "one intimate with God", is the name of a number of characters mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.

  1. A priest to whom the tenth lot came forth when David divided the priests (1 Chronicles 24:11).
  2. One of the priests who were set "to give to their brethren by courses" of the daily portion (2 Chronicles 31:15).
  3. Shechani'ah, a priest whose sons are mentioned in 1 Chronicles 3:21, 22.
  4. Ezra 8:5.
  5. The first of the Jews who responded to Ezra's prayer regarding the returning exiles' marriages with foreigners.[1]
  6. The father of Shemaiah, who repaired the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:29).
  7. The father-in-law of Tobiah (Nehemiah 6:18).
  8. A priest who returned from the Babylonian captivity with Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 12:3; marg., or Shebaniah).


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons. Missing or empty |title= (help)