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Ahzai
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahzai, Son of Meshillemith
Ahzai, Son of Meshillemith (אַחְזַי‎, achzay). Also called “Jahzerah” (1 Chr 9:12). A priest among the exiles who returned to Judah (Neh 11:13); son of Meshillemith and ancestor of Amashsai.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahzai (Person)
AHZAI (PERSON) [Heb ʾaḥza (y) (אַחְזַי)]. Father of Azarel and grandfather of Amashsai who is cited as a leader of one of the important priestly families in Jerusalem at the time of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem by Nehemiah (Neh 11:13). Meshillemoth and Immer are reported as his father and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahzai
Ahzai. Priest of the order of Immer. Ahzai’s descendant, Amashsai, was a leading priest in Jerusalem in Ezra’s day (Neh 11:13, kjv Ahasai). In all probability Ahzai and Jahzerah were the same person (1 Chr 9:12).See Jahzerah.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahzai
Ahzai äʹzī [Heb. ’aḥzay], AV AHASAI. A priest who resided in Jerusalem (Neh. 11:13).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ahzai
AHZAI Priest of the order of Immer. Ahzai’s descendant, Amashsai, was a leading priest in Jerusalem in Ezra’s day (Neh 11:13). In all probability Ahzai and Jahzerah were the same person (1 Chr 9:12). See Jahzerah.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ahasai
AHASAI. A priest among those who returned from Exile (Neh 11:13). This name is spelled Ahzai in RSV. He is also called Jahzerah (1 Chr 9:12).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahzai
Ahzai (Heb. ʾaḥzay)A priest at the time of Ezra; the father of Azarel and grandson of Immer (Neh. 11:13). He may be the same as Jahzerah at 1 Chr. 9:12.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ahzai
Ahzai [äˊzī] (Heb. ˓aḥzay, perhaps an abbreviated form of Ahaziah “the Lord has grasped”). A priest at the time of Ezra; the father of Azarel and grandson of Immer (Neh. 11:13; KJV “Ahasai”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahasa-i
Ahas´a-i (whom Jehovah holds), a priest, ancestor of Maasiai, Neh. 11:13; called Jahzerah in 1 Chron. 9:12.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ahzai
AH´ZAI (ahʹzī; perhaps a prolonged form of Ahaz, “possessor,” or contracted form of Ahaziah, “whom Jehovah holds”). A grandson of Immer and one whose descendants dwelt in Jerusalem after the return from Babylon (Neh. 11:13). Gesenius thinks he is the same with Jahzerah (which see), who is made the grandson
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ahzai
AHZAI [A zih] (the Lord has seized) — a priest who lived in Jerusalem in Ezra’s time (Neh. 11:13; Ahasai, KJV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AHZAI
AHZAI<a’-zi> ( אַחְזַי‎ [’achzay], “my protector”): A priest who resided in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11:13). The the King James Version has Ahasai which is probably the same as Jahzevah of 1 Chronicles 9:12.
See also
Relatives
Meshillemith Father
Meshullam Brother
Azarel Son
Immer Grandfather
Zebadiah Uncle
Hanani Uncle
Amashsai Grandson
Jahzerah Nephew
Roles