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Shecaniah, Shechaniah

SHECANIAH, SHECHANIAH (shĕk-ă-nī'a, Heb. shekhanyâh, dweller with the Lord). 1. Head of the tenth of the twenty-four courses of priests in the days of David. The priests had so multiplied that David divided them thus, giving two-thirds of the courses to descendants of Eleazar and one-third to descendants of Ithamar, the sons of Aaron (1Chr.24.11). 2. A priest in the time of Hezekiah. He faithfully assisted in distributing the freewill offerings of the people to the priests (2Chr.31.15). 3. A descendant of David in the time of the Restoration, head of a house (1Chr.3.21-1Chr.3.22). 4. A descendant of Parosh, whose descendant Zechariah returned with Ezra, leading 150 men (Ezra.8.3). 5. A son of Jehaziel (Ezra.8.5). He led back three hundred men. 6. A son of Jehiel. He admitted that some had married foreign women, then proposed a covenant be made and the foreign wives and children be put away (Ezra.10.2-Ezra.10.4). 7. The keeper of the East Gate of Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah