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MAANI mā’ ə nī (Μαανί). 1. Head of a family, some of whom had married foreign wives (1 Esd 9:34 KJV; ASV BAANI; RSV BANI).

2. One of the Temple servants whose descendants returned with Zerubbabel (1 Esd 5:31 ASV; RSV MEUNITES; KJV MEANI).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)


(1) the King James Version "Meani" (1 Esdras 5:31), corresponding to "Meunim" in Ezr 2:50; Ne 7:52.

(2) the Revised Version (British and American) "Baani," head of a family, many of whom had married foreign wives (1 Esdras 9:34; called "Bani" in Ezr 10:34).