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Also called “Amashai” and likely the same person referred to as “Maasai” or “Maasiai.” Listed among those appointed by Nehemiah to reside at Jerusalem and do the work of the temple (Neh 11:13; compare 1 Chr 9:12).
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AMASHSAI (PERSON) [Heb ʿămašsa (y) (עֲמַשְׁסַי)]. Var. MAASAI. A Levitical priest, the son of Azarel and grandson of Ahzai (Neh 11:13). His name calls to mind one of the important priestly families listed as resident and active in Jerusalem at the time of Nehemiah, ca. 444 b.c. In the parallel verse
MAASAI (PERSON) [Heb maʿśay (מַעְשַׂי)]. One of the priests who, according to 1 Chr 9:12, was among the first to return from Babylonian exile and take residency in Jerusalem. There are two major points of confusion in this text, however. First, the sequence of names in 9:10–12 is itself confusing. The
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Maasai. Priest who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the exile (1 Chr 9:12, kjv Maasiai).
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AMASH´SAI (a-mashʹsā-ī; probably an incorrect form of the name Amasai). The son of Azarel, and one of the priests appointed by Nehemiah to reside at Jerusalem and do the work of the Temple (Neh. 11:13), 445 b.c