Enan

Enan (Ee´nuhn; Heb., “little [?] spring [of water]”)

The father of Ahira, the tribal leader of Naphtali. He is mentioned five times in tribal lists (Num 1:15; Num 2:29; Num 7:78; Num 7:83; Num 10:27). Functions of his better-known son included leading tribal participation in the census, presenting offerings, and escorting the tabernacle on marches in the wilderness.

Num 1:15

15From Naphtali, Ahira son of Enan.

Num 2:29

29Then the tribe of Naphtali: The leader of the Naphtalites shall be Ahira son of Enan,

Num 7:78

78On the twelfth day Ahira son of Enan, the leader of the Naphtalites:

Num 7:83

83and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahira son of Enan.

Num 10:27

27and over the company of the tribe of Naphtali was Ahira son of Enan.

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