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Anani meaning

ענני
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🔼The name Anani in the Bible

There's only one Anani mentioned in the Bible. Anani is one of seven sons of Elioenai, a descendant of Solomon (1 Chronicles 3:24).

🔼Etymology of the name Anani

The name Anani comes from the root group ענן:

🔼Anani meaning

The name Anani is the name Anan (means Cloud or Obscurity) postfixed with the letter י (yod). And there are two ways to go about that:

Some scholars (NOBSE Study Bible Name List) assume that the final yod of Anani is a straight forward possessive yod: My Anan, or My Cloud, or My Obscurity.

Another way of looking at the name Anani is favored by Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names), who sees the name Anani as a truncated (or rather a apocopated) form of the name Ananiah, which is the name Anan followed by the appellative יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh. The whole name Anani would thus mean Cloud Of The Lord.

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