Ananiah, in the Bible, is a town in the tribe of Benjamin between Nob and Hazor (Nehemiah 11:32). It is one of the localities inhabited by the tribe of Benjamin after the return from the Babylonian Exile. Ananiah, whose name means "protected by God," was identified by the 19th century French traveler V. Guérin, author of Description de La Jude'e, with the present-day Beit Hanina, located 3 miles north of Jerusalem. Edward Robinson concurred, but W.F. Albright maintained that Ananiah is the village of al-Eizariya east of Jerusalem. Some modern scholars also identify Ananiah with al-Eizariya.
- Nehemiah 11:32
- Guérin, 1868, p. 394
- About Beit Hanina Official Website Beit Hanina Community Center; Mohamed Shaker Sifadden
- W. F. Albright (1922–1923). "Excavations and Results at Tell El-Fûl (Gibeah of Saul) by the Director of the School in Jerusalem". American Schools of Oriental Research, Annual 4. pp. 158–160.
- G. Barkay, A. Fantalkin and O. Tal (2002). "A Late Iron Age Fortress North of Jerusalem". Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 328: 49–71. doi:10.2307/1357779.
- Boaz Zissu (2012). "Excavations near Nahmanides Cave in Jerusalem and the Question of the Identification of Biblical Nob". Israel Exploration Journal 62 (1): 54–70.
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