Ezra, Son of Seraiah
Ezra, Leader of the Exiles, Son of Seraiah (עֶזְרָא, ezra'). A scribe, priest, and teacher of the Law. Led exiles back to Judaea from Babylon. Commissioned by Artaxerxes to appoint magistrates and judges (Ezra 7:25) and to teach and enforce the “Law of God” and the “Law of the King” in Judaea (Ezra 7:25–26).
Hashabiah, Descendant of Parosh
Hashabiah, Descendant of Parosh (חֲשַׁבְיָהוּ, chashavyahu). A member of the family of Parosh in the postexilic Jewish community. Hashabiah was listed among those who agreed to Ezra’s demand to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:25). The Masoretic Text of Ezra 10:25 reads “Malchijah” twice. This second