2. A priestly paternal house that Joseph represented in the days of High Priest Jeshua’s successor Joiakim. (Ne 12:12, 14) In a generally similar list of priests who returned with Zerubbabel in 537 B.C.E., the name Shecaniah appears in the place of Shebaniah. (Ne 12:1-7) During Nehemiah’s governorship, a member of the same family or some individual priest of the same name attested to the national covenant then made.—Ne 10:1, 4, 8.
3. One of the Levites or a representative of a Levitical family of the same name, contemporaneous with Ezra and Nehemiah, who led the Jews in a prayer of confession, after which they proposed and sealed a covenant of faithfulness.—Ne 9:4, 5, 38; 10:1, 9, 10.