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CONANIAH (kŏn'a-nī'a, Heb. kônanyāhû, Jehovah has founded)

A Levite in charge of tithes and offerings in the reign of Hezekiah (2Chr.31.12-2Chr.31.13; kjv “Cononiah”).A Levite in Josiah’s reign (2Chr.35.9).

CONANIAH kon’ ə nī’ ə. The name of two royal officers:

1. The chief officer and Levite who administered the collections under Hezekiah (2 Chron 31:12, 13). Some textual confusion about the name is represented by the Kethiv which reads, K.FWNAN:YFHW., and the Qēré which reads, כָּֽנַנְיָ֣הוּ, and read as Gr. ̓Ιεχονίας, G2651, (1 Esd 1:9, KJV), Jeconias.

2. A Chief of the Levites in the administration of Josiah (2 Chron 35:9).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(konanyahu, "Jah has rounded or sustained"; the King James Version Cononiah):

(1) A Levite, appointed with his brother Shimei by Hezekiah, the king, and Azariah, the ruler of the house of God, to be overseer of the oblations and tithes and the dedicated things (2Ch 31:12,13).

(2) One of the chiefs of the Levites mentioned in connection with the passover celebration in Josiah’s reign (2Ch 35:9).