Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Anna. There are three female characters connected with Biblical history who bore this name. 1. Anna, the wife of Tobit (Job i. 1). 2. Anna, daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher, a prophetess, who recognised the Messiah when He was presented by the Virgin in the Temple (Luke ii. 36, 37). 3. The mother of the Virgin Mary, wife of Joachim of the tribe of Judah; but neither she nor her husband is mentioned in the Bible.