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Amashsai
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Amashsai
Amashsai (מַעְשַׂי‎, ma'say; עֲמַשְׁסַי‎, amashsay). 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).
Maasai, Son of Azarel
Maasai, Son of Adiel (מַעְשַׂי‎, ma'say). A priest in postexilic Jerusalem (1 Chr 9:12).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Amashsai (Person)
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)
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Amashsai, Amashai
Amashsai, Amashai. Azarel’s son and one of the leading priests who returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile (Neh 11:13, kjv Amashai). Amashsai may possibly be identical with Maasai (1 Chr 9:12).
Maasai
Maasai. Priest who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the exile (1 Chr 9:12, kjv Maasiai).
Maasiai
Maasiai. kjv spelling of Maasai, a postexilic priest, in 1 Chronicles 9:12.See Maasai.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Amashsai
Amashsai ə-mashʹsī [Heb. amašsay, probably a textual error for amāšay]. A priestly name in the postexilic list of inhabitants of Jerusalem (Neh. 11:13). In 1 Ch. 9:12 the name is given as Maasai.
Maasai
Maasai māʹə-siī [Heb. maʿśay—‘work (of Yahweh)’]; AV MAASIAI. A priest who returned from the Babylonian Exile (1 Ch. 9:12). In Neh. 11:13 the corresponding name is Amashsai.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Amashai, Amashsai
AMASHAI*, AMASHSAI Azarel’s son and one of the leading priests who returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile (Neh 11:13). Amashsai may possibly be identical with Maasai (1 Chr 9:12).
Maasai
MAASAI Priest who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the exile (1 Chr 9:12).
Maasiai
MAASIAI* kjv spelling of Maasai, a postexilic priest, in 1 Chronicles 9:12. See Maasai.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Amashai
AMASHAI. Son of Azareel among the priests chosen by lot to live in Jerusalem at the time of Nehemiah (Neh 11:13).
Maasiai
MAASIAI. One of the priests living at Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian Captivity. He is mentioned only in 1 Chr 9:12.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Amashsai
Amashsai (Heb. ʿămašsay)A priest living in Jerusalem during the time of Nehemiah. He was the son of Azarel (Neh. 11:13), and possibly identical to Maasai (1 Chr. 9:12).
Maasai
Maasai (Heb. maʿăkay)A priest in postexilic Jerusalem, descendant of Immer (1 Chr. 9:12). He may be the same as Amashsai (Neh. 11:13).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Amashsai
Amashsai [ə măshˊsī] (Heb. ˓amaššay). A priest living in Jerusalem during the time of Nehemiah. He was the son of Azarel (Neh. 11:13; KJV “Amashai”), possibly identical to Maasai (1 Chr. 9:12).
Maasai
Maasai [māˊə sī] (Heb. ma˓śay “the work of Yahweh”). A priest in postexilic Jerusalem and a descendant of Immer (1 Chr. 9:12; KJV “Maasiai”). He may be the same as Amashsai (Neh. 11:13).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Amashai
Amasha´i, or Amash´a-i (burdensome), son of Azareel, a priest in the time of Nehemiah, Neh. 11:13; apparently the same as Maasiai. 1 Chron. 9:12. (b.c. 440.)
Ma-asiai
Ma-asi´ai (work of the Lord), a priest who after the return from Babylon dwelt in Jerusalem. 1 Chron. 9:12.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Amashsai
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
Maasai
MAAS´AI (ma-asʹī; “work of Jehovah”). The son of Adiel, descendant of Immer, and one of the priests residing at Jerusalem after the captivity (1 Chron. 9:12), probably after 536 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Amashai
Amashaithe son of Azareel, appointed by Nehemiah to reside at Jerusalem and do the work of the temple (Neh. 11:13).
Maasiai
Maasiaiwork of Jehovah, one of the priests resident at Jerusalem at the Captivity (1 Chr. 9:12).
See also
Relatives
Azarel Father
Adiel Relative
Ahzai Grandfather
Roles