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Ginnethon (priest under Joiakim)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also spelled Ginnethoi (גִּנְּתוֹי‎, ginnethoy). A priest who returned to Judah from exile with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:4). The leader of the family of Ginnethon signed the written agreement to keep the law during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh 10:6). Meshullam was the leader of the family in the postexilic period when Joiakim, the son of Jeshua was the high priest (Neh 12:16).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ginnethon the Priest
Ginnethon the Priest (גִּנְּתוֹן‎, ginnethon). Also spelled Ginnethoi (גִּנְּתוֹי‎, ginnethoy). A priest who returned to Judah from exile with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:4). The leader of the family of Ginnethon signed the written agreement to keep the law during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh 10:6). Meshullam
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ginnethon (Person)
GINNETHON (PERSON) [Heb ginnĕtôn (גִּנְּתֹון‎)]. 1. A priest and signatory to the covenant established by Ezra (Neh 10:6).2. Head of a priestly family serving during the reign of Joiakim (Neh 12:16). If, as some argue however, it is an ancestral name, then both references may be to the same family
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ginnethon
Ginnethon. 1. Alternate spelling of Ginnethoi, a postexilic priest, in Nehemiah 10:6.See Ginnethoi, Ginnetho.2. Priest and head of Meshullam’s household during the postexilic days of Joiakim the high priest (Neh 12:16).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ginnethon
GINNETHON1. Priest who set his seal on Ezra’s covenant during the postexilic period (Neh 10:6).2. Priest and head of Meshullam’s household during the postexilic days of Joiakim the high priest (Neh 12:16).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ginnethon
GINNETHON. Variant of Ginnetho and Ginnethoi (Neh 12:4).The head of a family of priests in the period of Joiakim (Neh 12:16). This name is also mentioned as being that of a priest who witnessed the covenant renewal under Ezra (Neh 10:6).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ginnethon
Ginnethon (Heb. ginnĕṯôn)1. A priest who set his seal to the renewed covenant at the time of Nehemiah (Neh. 10:6 [MT 7]).2. The head of a priestly family at the time of the high priest Joiakim (Neh. 12:16). If the name is an eponym for the entire family, it may encompass 1 above. Some would also
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ginnethon
Gin´nethon (gardener), a priest who scaled the covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:6. (b.c. 410.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ginnethon
GIN´NETHON (ginʹe-thon; “gardener”). One of the “heads” of the priests who returned from the captivity with Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:4, where the reading is “Ginnethoi”) and subscribed to the covenant with Nehemiah (10:6). His son, Meshullam, is mentioned as a contemporary with the high priest Joiakim (12:16),
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ginnethon
GINNETHON [GHIN ee thun] — the head of a priestly family who returned from the Captivity and sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh. 10:6; 12:4; Ginnetho, KJV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GINNETHOI; GINNETHON
GINNETHOI; GINNETHON<gin-e-tho’-i>, <gin’-e-thon> (the King James Version Ginnetho), ([גִּנְּתוֹי‎, ginnethoy], and [גִּנְּתוֹן‎, ginnethon]): The head of a priestly family. Ginnethoi (Ginnetho) is found in Neh 12:4, and Ginnethon in 10:6; 12:16.
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Ginnethon
Ginnethon [Gin-uh-thahn](Hebrew origin: Gardener)(Nehemiah 10:6). 5th century b.c. Ginnethon was one of the priests who signed Nehemiah’s solemn agreement to separate themselves from the foreigners living in the land, to refrain from intermarrying with them, and to dedicate their firstborn to God,
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