The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Heldai (Person)
HELDAI (PERSON) [Heb ḥelday (חֶלְדַּי)]. Var. HELEB; HELED. 1. One of twelve commanders supervising monthly courses of 24,000 men in the armed service of the king (1 Chr 27:1–15), Heldai was in charge of the course of the twelfth month (v 15). A Netophathite, that is, one from the town of Netophah in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Heldai (exile)
2. One of a company of Jews who brought gifts of gold and silver from Babylon to assist the exiles under Zerubbabel (Zec. 6:10, 14). In v 14 the AV, following the MT, reads Helem (which the LXX translated by hypoménō, “wait for,” apparently understanding Helem [Heb. ḥēlem] to be from ḥîl [as in
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Heldai (hel´di).1 David’s captain for the twelfth month of each year (1 Chron. 27:15).2 An Israelite who returned to Jerusalem from the exile in Babylon (Zech. 6:10).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Heldai (Heb. ḥelday)1. A Netophatite who served in David’s army as one of 12 commanders responsible for the monthly course of 24 thousand men (1 Chr. 27:15). His designation “of Othniel” likely indicates his descent from the deliverer of Judg. 3:7–11. Heldai may be equated with both Heled (1 Chr. 11:30)
Helem (Heb. hēlem) (also HELDAI, HOTHAM)1. A descendant of Asher (1 Chr. 7:35); called Hotham (1) at v. 32.2. One responsible for the crown of the postexilic high priest (Zech. 6:14 MT). Elsewhere the name appears as Heldai (2).
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Heldai [Hel-di](Hebrew origin: Worldliness)(1 Chronicles 27:15). 10th century b.c. Heldai the Netophathite, a descendant of Othniel, commanded a division of twenty-four thousand men, during the reign of King David. He was in charge of everything related to the army, during the eleventh month of each
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Heldai [hel-dī] (1) one of David’s “Mighty Men” (2 Sam. 23:29) (2) a provider of precious metals for the prophet Zechariah (21) to make a crown for Josiah (Zech. 6:10)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HELDAI hel´di [חֶלְדַּיkhelday]. 1. Commander from Nathophah who was in charge of the army division responsible for serving King David during the twelfth month (1 Chr 27:15). Based on the associated names of commanders, this Heldai may be the same person as the Heled of 1 Chr 11:30, or Heleb in the
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