(Shec·a·niʹah) [Jehovah has taken up his abode].
1. A descendant of Aaron whose paternal house was selected by lot as tenth of the twenty-four priestly divisions that David organized.—1 Chron. 24:1-3, 7, 11.
2. One of those entrusted with equal distribution of the tithes and other contributions in the priests’ cities during Hezekiah’s reign.—2 Chron. 31:12, 15.
3. A priest who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel.—Neh. 12:1, 3, 7; see SHEBANIAH No. 2.
4. A paternal house represented among the group that returned with Ezra in 468 B.C.E.—Ezra 8:1, 3.
5. Head of the paternal house of Zattu, 300 males of which returned with Ezra; son of Jahaziel.—Ezra 8:1, 5.
6. “The son of Jehiel of the sons of Elam” who proposed to Ezra the covenant by which those in restored Judah having foreign wives volunteered to send them away.—Ezra 10:2-4.
7. Father of the Shemaiah who did repair work on Jerusalem’s wall.—Neh. 3:29.
8. Father-in-law of Tobiah the Ammonite; son of Arah.—Neh. 4:3; 6:17, 18.
9. A descendant of David through Zerubbabel who lived several generations after the Babylonian exile. He was a son of Obadiah and father of Shemaiah.—1 Chron. 3:5, 9, 10, 19, 21, 22.