Ananiah, in the Bible, is a town in the tribe of Benjamin between Nob and Hazor (Nehemiah 11:32). Ananiah, whose name means "protected by God," was identified by the 19th century French traveler V. Guerin, author of Description de La Jude'e, with the present-day Beit Hanina, a small village 3 miles north of Jerusalem. Edward Robinson concurred, but W.F. Albright maintained that Ananiah is the village of al-Eizariya east of Jerusalem.
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