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Anna (in the Bible)

Anna (ăn´ə), [Gr.,=Heb. Hannah], in the Bible. 1 Aged prophetess who hailed Jesus' presentation at the Temple. 2 In the Book of Tobit, the mother of young Tobias.

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ANNA

ANNA (USA) Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force satellite

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Anna

Biblical woman. Born into the tribe of Asher; dau. of Phanuel.

After 7 years of marriage, husband died; during long widowhood, attended daily temple services; at age 84, entered the temple at the moment when Simeon uttered his words of praise and thanks to God for sending his Son into the world; thus, Anna recognized the infant Jesus as the Messiah (Luke 2:36, 37).

See also Women in World History.

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Anna

Biblical woman. Born into the tribe of Asher; daughter of Phanuel.

While an aged woman, Anna was a prophet like Miriam the Prophet, Deborah , and Huldah . After seven years of marriage, her husband died; during her long widowhood, she attended daily temple services. When she was 84, Anna entered the temple at the moment when the aged Simeon uttered his memorable words of praise and thanks to God for sending his Son into the world; thus, Anna recognized the infant Jesus as the Messiah (Luke 2:36, 37).

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Anna

Anna

ANNA. Part of the Charleston Expedition in 1780, the British transport Anna (or Ann) was crippled by storms that began when the convoy was two days out of New York. She was taken in tow by the Renown (50 guns), but the cable broke and the Anna eventually drifted clear across the Atlantic to Cornwall. She was carrying Captain George Hanger's company of 120 Hessian and Anspach jägers, Captain John Althouse's sharpshooter company of the New York Volunteers, and (possibly) some thirty of Captain Johann Ewald's Hessian jägers who had been distributed among other ships when their transport, the Pan, was damaged before leaving New York.

SEE ALSO Charleston Expedition of Clinton in 1780; Hanger, George.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Ewald, Johann. Diary of the American Campaign: A Hessian Journal. Translated and edited by Joseph P. Tustin. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1979.

Syrett, David. The Royal Navy in American Waters, 1775–1783. Aldershot, U.K.: Scolar Press, 1989.

                              revised by Harold E. Selesky

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