Metaphysical meaning of Chenaniah (mbd)
Chenaniah, chen-a-n'-ah (Heb.)--whom Jehovah has set; Jah has established; whom Jah protects; strength of the Lord. Chenani is a contracted form of Chenaniah, and the definitions are identical.
a A chief of the Levites. He had charge of the musical services when David brought the Ark of the Covenant from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem (I Chron. 15:22, 27). b A Levite; he and his sons "were for the outward business over Israel, for officers and judges"; this was also during David's reign (I Chron. 26:29).
Meta. The interpretation is virtually the same as that of Chenani. (See CHENANI.) When this realization of divine protection springs up in man's consciousness and throughout his whole being, he is greatly strengthened (strength of the Lord); he also experiences joy and harmony (music) in his soul and he sings praises to the Divine. This realization also officiates for love (David) in the business of the kingdom of the Israelites (true thoughts) and in establishing justice and Truth. (See I Chron. 26:29.)