It is more than probable that the Chananiah, mentioned above, is
the person alluded to in the Acts, chap, xxiii. 2, as "the high
priest Ananias." For the tradition about the Ark. see also 2
Macc. ii. 4, 5.
There were thirteen horn-shaped collecting-boxes in the Temple, and upon
them were inscribed new shekels, old shekels, turtle-dove offerings,
young-pigeon offerings, fire-wood, contributions for Galbanus, gold for
the mercy-seat; and six boxes were inscribed for voluntary
contributions. New shekels were for the current year, old shekels were
for the past one.
THE TALMUD, _Yoma_, fol. 55, col, 2.