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A leader of one of the 24 priestly families whose time of service was determined by lot in 1 Chr 24:1–19. Delaiah received the 23rd lot (1 Chr 24:18).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
DELAIAH (PERSON) [Heb dĕlāyāhû (דְּלָיָהוּ), dĕlāyâ (דְּלָיָה)]. 1. A priest who received the 23d position in the priestly order of the Temple during the reign of David (1 Chr 24:18). Rather than an historical person from the time of David, Delaiah seems to represent the family name of a group
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Delaiah. 1. Son of Elioenai who traced his line of descent through Zerubbabel to David (1 Chr 3:24, kjv Dalaiah).2. Priest in the time of David (1 Chr 24:18).3. Head of a postexilic family that returned with Zerubbabel to Judea. The group was unable to prove true Israelite descent (Ezr 2:60; Neh 7:62).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
DELAIAH1. Son of Elioenai who traced his line of descent through Zerubbabel to David (1 Chr 3:24, kjv “Dalaiah”).2. Priest in the time of David (1 Chr 24:18).3. Head of a postexilic family that returned with Zerubbabel to Judea. The group was unable to prove true Israelite descent (Ezr 2:60; Neh 7:62).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Delaiah (di-lay´yuh; Heb., “the Lord draws up”).1 The head of one of the twenty-four divisions of priests organized by David (1 Chron. 24:18).2 A royal official who urged Jehoiakim not to burn Jeremiah’s scroll (Jer. 36:12, 25).3 The head of a family who returned from exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:60;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DALAIAH. Found only in 1 Chr 3:24 (KJV). This name is more correctly spelled Delaiah (q.v.).
DELAIAH1. A descendant of David through Zerubbabel; one of the seven sons of Elioenia (1 Chr 3:24; KJV, Dalaiah).2. A priest serving during David’s reign who was leader of the 23rd course (1 Chr 24:18–19).3. A prince or officer, the son of Shemaiah, at the court of Jehoiakim. After hearing the words
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dela-i´ah (freed by Jehovah).1. A priest in the time of David, leader of the twenty-third course of priests. 1 Chron. 24:18. (b.c. 1014.)2. “Children of Delaiah” were among the people of uncertain pedigree who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:60; Neh. 7:62. (b.c. 536.)3. Son of Mehetabeel
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
DELAI´AH (de-līʹa; “freed by Jehovah”).1. One of the sons of Elioenai, a descendant of the royal line from Zerubbabel (1 Chron. 3:24). He probably belongs to the tenth generation before Christ (see Strong’s Harmony of the Gospels, p. 17), about 300 b.c.2. The head of the twenty-third division of the
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Delaiah—freed by Jehovah. (1.) The head of the twenty-third division of the priestly order (1 Chr. 24:18).(2.) A son of Shemaiah, and one of the courtiers to whom Jeremiah’s first roll of prophecy was read (Jer. 36:12).(3.) The head of one of the bands of exiles that returned under Zerubbabel to Jerusalem