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Habaiah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Habaiah
Habaiah (חֳבַיָּה‎, chovayyah). Ancestor of a clan who returned to Judah from exile but who could not prove their claim as descendants of Levi (Ezra 2:61; Neh 7:63).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Habaiah (Person)
HABAIAH (PERSON) [Heb ḥŏbayyâ (חֳבַיָּה)]. Var. HOBAIAH. The head of a family of priests which is listed among those exiles of uncertain descent returning from Babylon to Jerusalem and Judah (Ezra 2:61 = Neh 7:63; 1 Esdr 5:38). This priestly family, along with two others, was excluded, at least temporarily,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Habaiah
Habaiah. Head of a priestly family who returned to Palestine with Zerubbabel after the exile. He was unable to prove his priestly genealogy and so was not allowed to do priestly service (Ezr 2:61; Neh 7:63, Hobaiah).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Habaiah
Habaiah hə-bāʹyə [Heb. oḇāyyâ—‘Yahweh has hidden’] (Ezr. 2:61); NEB HOBAIAH; [Gk Apoc A Obdia, B Obbeia] (1 Esd. 5:38); AV, NEB, OBDIA; HOBAIAH hō-bāʹyə́ (Neh. 7:63); AV HABAIAH. A postexilic priestly family that was unable to establish its pedigree, and thus was not permitted to serve in the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hobaiah
HOBAIAH Head of a priestly family who returned to Palestine with Zerubbabel after the exile. He was unable to prove his priestly genealogy and so was not allowed to do priestly service (Ezr 2:61; Neh 7:63).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Habaiah
HABAIAH. Father of one of the families of returned exiles claiming priestly descent, but put out of the priesthood since their names were not found in the genealogical register (Ezr 2:61; cf. vv. 62–63; Neh 7:63).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Habaiah
Habaiah (Heb. ḥŏḇayyâ) (also HOBAIAH)A priest whose descendants returned from the Exile with Zerubbabel. Because they were unable to prove their priestly descent, they were excluded from the priesthood (Ezra 2:61–63). At Neh. 7:63 the name appears as Hobaiah.
Hobaiah
Hobaiah (Heb. ḥăḇayyâ) (also HABAIAH)A family of returning exiles unable to prove their priestly descent (Neh. 7:63). Elsewhere they are called Habaiah.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Habaiah
Habaiah [ha bāˊyə] (Heb. obayyâ “the Lord has hidden”). A priest whose descendants returned from the Exile with Zerubbabel. Because they were unable to prove their priestly descent, they were excluded from the priesthood (Ezra 2:61–63). At Neh. 7:63 he is called Hobaiah (KJV “Hobaiah”).
Hobaiah
Hobaiah [hō bāˊyə] (Heb. aḇayyâ).† A family of returning exiles unable to prove their priestly descent (Neh. 7:63; KJV “Habaiah”). See Habaiah.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Habaiah
Habai´ah, or Haba´jah (whom Jehovah hides). Bene-Habaiah were among the sons of the priests who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:61; Neh. 7:63. (b.c. before 459.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Habaiah
HABA´IAH (habʹā-ya); also Hoba´iah (ho-bāʹya; “Jehovah has hidden”). A priest whose descendants returned from the captivity with Zerubbabel but were removed from the priesthood, not being able to trace their genealogy (Ezra 2:61; Neh. 7:63), about 536 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Habaiah
HABAIAH [huh BIGH yuh] (The Lord has hidden) — the ancestor of a Jewish family whose name could not be found in the genealogical records (Ezra 2:61–62; Neh. 7:63–64; Hobaiah, NRSV, NIV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HABAIAH; HOBAIAH
HABAIAH; HOBAIAH<ha-ba’-ya>, ([חֲבָיָה‎, cha-bhayah], [֒חבָיָה‎, chobhayah]): A post-exilic priestly family which was unable to establish its pedigree. “Habaiah” is the form in Ezr 2:61; in the parallel passage (Neh 7:63), the King James Version has “Habaiah,” and the Revised Version (British
HOBAIAH
HOBAIAH<ho-ba’-ya> ([חֳבָיָה‎, chobhayah], “whom Yahweh hides,” i.e. “protects”): The head of a priestly family that returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel. Because they could not trace their genealogy, they were not permitted to serve in the priestly office (Neh 7:63 f). In the Qere of this passage
OBDIA
OBDIA<ob-di’-a> (Codex Alexandrinus [Ὀβδία, Obdia]; Codex Vaticanus [ ̔οββειά, Hobbeia]): One of the families of usurping priests (1 Esdras 5:38) = “Habaiah” of Ezra 2:61; “Hobaiah” of Nehemiah 7:63.
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