one intimate with Jehovah. (1.) A priest to whom the tenth lot came forth when David divided the priests (1 Chr. 24:11). (2.) One of the priests who were set "to give to their brethren by courses" of the daily portion (2 Chr. 31:15). Shechani'ah, id. (1.) A priest whose sons are mentioned in 1 Chr. 3:21, 22. (2.) Ezra 8:5. (3.) Ezra 10:2-4. (4.) The father of Shemaiah, who repaired the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 3:29). (5.) The father-in-law of Tobiah (Neh. 6:18). (6.) A priest who returned from the Captivity with Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:3; marg., or Shebaniah).
But such people as shecaniah do not wait for niceties of proof before making their sweeping proposals.
shecaniah adds to his confession a sentence of some ambiguity, saying, "Yet now there is hope for Israel concerning this thing."
After him repaired Shemaiah the son of shecaniah, the keeper of the east gate.
shecaniah goes further, and claims the concurrence of all who "tremble at the words of the God of Israel."
shecaniah evidently gathered the unexpressed opinion of Ezra from the language of his prayer and from his general attitude.