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Hacaliah
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hacaliah (Person)
HACALIAH (PERSON) [Heb ḥăkalyâ (חֲכַלְיָה)]. The father of Nehemiah (Neh 1:1), Hacaliah is mentioned only here and in Neh 10:2—Eng 10:1. It is often suggested that the name means “Wait for Yahweh,” but the use of an imperative form runs counter to the way in which Hebrew proper names are usually formed
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hacaliah
Hacaliah hakʹə-līʹə [Heb. aḵalyâ] (Neh. 1:1; 10:1 [MT 2]); AV HACHALIAH. Father of Nehemiah.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hachaliah
HACHALIAH. The father of Nehemiah, governor of Judea after the Captivity (Neh 1:1; 10:1).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hacaliah
Hacaliah (Heb. ḥăḵalyâ)The father of Nehemiah (Neh. 1:1; 10:1 [MT 2]).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hacaliah
Hacaliah [hăkˊə līˊə] (Heb. aḵalyâ “the Lord afflicts”). The father of Nehemiah (Neh. 1:1; 10:1; KJV “Hachaliah”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hachaliah
Hachali´ah (whom Jehovah enlightens), the father of Nehemiah. Neh. 1:1; 10:1.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hacaliah, Hachahah
HACALI´AH, HACHALI´AH (hak-a-lîʹa). The father of Nehemiah, the governor after the captivity (Neh. 1:1; 10:1; “Hachaliah,” KJV), before 446 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hacaliah
HACALIAH [hah kuh LIGH uh] — the father of Nehemiah, the governor of Israel after the Captivity (Neh. 1:1; Hachaliah, KJV; Neh. 10:1).
See also
Relatives
Nehemiah Son