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Agia
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The wife of Jaddus; identified in 1 Esdras 5:38 as a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite. Her sons—called the “sons of Barzillai” in Ezra 2:61 and Neh 7:63—were among those serving as priests before being removed from the priesthood because they could not prove their priestly lineage (Ezra 2:61–63; Neh 7:63–65; 1 Esdras 5:38–40). Neither Agia nor her husband Jaddus are named in the parallel passages in Ezra and Nehemiah. Those passages simply relate how “Barzillai” married a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite and took the name Barzillai. Another Agia is mentioned in 1 Esdras 5:34 as one of Solomon’s temple servants whose descendants returned with Zerubbabel; this Agia is called Hattil in the lists from Ezra and Nehemiah.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Agia
Agia (Αγιά, Agia). The wife of Jaddus; identified in 1 Esdras 5:38 as a daughter of Barzillai the Gileadite. Her sons—called the “sons of Barzillai” in Ezra 2:61 and Neh 7:63—were among those serving as priests before being removed from the priesthood because they could not prove their priestly lineage
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Agia (Person)
AGIA (PERSON) [Gk Augian (Αὐγιαν)]. The daughter of Barzillai and wife of Jaddus, whose sons returned from exile and laid claim to the priestly office without proof of priestly ancestry (1 Esdr 5:38). The name Agia is absent in the parallel lists of Ezra 2:61 = Neh 7:63). Although the sons of Jaddus
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Agia
Agia āʹgē-ə [GK. Augia] (1 Esd. 5:38); AV, NEB, AUGIA. The wife of Jaddus, whose sons were removed from the priesthood because their ancestors had usurped priestly functions. The name is omitted in Ezr. 2 and Neh. 7.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Agia
AGIA Jaddus’s wife, mentioned in the Apocrypha (1 Esd 5:38–39) as a descendant of Barzillai the Gileadite (2 Sam 19:31–40). Her sons, who had assumed the priesthood, were excluded from serving as priests when the Jews returned from Babylon and demanded verification of priestly ancestry (Ezr 2:61–63;
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AGIA
AGIA<a’-gi-a> ([ʼΑγιά, Agia]; the King James Version Hagia) = Hattil (Ezra 2:57; Nehemiah 7:59): The descendants of Abraham (sons of the servants of Solomon) returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (1 Esdras 5:34).
AUGIA
AUGIA<o’-ji-a> [Αὐγία, Augia]: The wife of Jaddus, whose sons were removed from priesthood because their names were not found in the register, their ancestors having “usurped the office of the priesthood” (1 Esdras 5:38). Omitted in Ezra 2 and Nehemiah 7.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Agia
Agia ay′gee-uh (Αγια [1 Esd. 5:34] and Αυγια [v. 38]). (1) The family head of temple servants (see Nethinim) who returned from exile (1 Esd. 5:34; KJV, “Hagiah”); the parallels (Ezra 2:57; Neh. 7:59) have Hattil.(2) Wife of Jaddus, whose descendants returned from exile. She traced her lineage to Barzillai,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Agia
AGIA, āʹgi-a (Ἀγιά, Agiá; AV Hagia) = Hattil (Ezr 2:57; Neh 7:59): The descendants of A. (sons of the servants of Solomon) returned with Zerubbabel to Jerus (1 Esd 5:34).
Augia
AUGIA, ôʹji-a (Αὐγία, Augía): The wife of Jaddus, whose sons were removed from priesthood because their names were not found in the register, their ancestors having “usurped the office of the priesthood” (1 Esd 5:38). Omitted in Ezr 2 and Neh 7.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AGIA
AGIA ay´gee-uh [Αὐγία Aygia]. Wife of Jaddus and daughter of BARZILLAI (1 Esd 5:38). The descendants of Agia and JADDUS could not document their descent from the preexilic priesthood (Neh 7:64). David favored Agia’s family (2 Sam 17:27; 19:31–40; 1 Kgs 2:7).