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Heldai (Helem)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Heldai the Exile
Heldai the Exile (חֵלֶם‎, chelem; חֶלְדַּי‎, chelday). An exile who returned to Jerusalem from Babylon. The prophet Zechariah was ordered to collect silver and gold from Heldai to make a crown for Jeshua the high priest (Zech 6:10, 14).
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
Helem (Person)
HELEM (PERSON) [Heb hēlem (הֵלֶם‎)]. 1. An Asherite, the father of Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal (1 Chr 7:35). BHS suggests that the MT of 1 Chr 7:35a “and the son of Helem his brother” should be amended to read “and the sons of Hotham his brother.” The context (1 Chr 7:32–35) and some textual witnesses
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Heldai
Heldai. 1. Baanah’s son, described as a Netophathite in the line of Othniel. He appears first as one of David’s mighty men (2 Sm 23:29; Heleb; 1 Chr 11:30, Heled). In 1 Chronicles 27:15, he is commander of an army division of 24,000 which served during the 12th month of the year.2. One of the exiles
Helem
Helem. 1. Member of Asher’s tribe (1 Chr 7:35), called Hotham in verse 32.2. kjv rendering for Heldai in Zechariah 6:14.See Heldai #2.
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Heldai
HELDAI1. Baanah’s son, described as a Netophathite in the line of Othniel. He appears first as one of David’s mighty men (2 Sm 23:29; 1 Chr 11:30, “Heled”). In 1 Chronicles 27:15, he is called a commander of an army division of 24,000 that served during the 12th month of the year.2. One of the exiles
Helem
HELEM1. Member of Asher’s tribe (1 Chr 7:35), called Hotham in verse 32.2. kjv rendering for Heldai in Zechariah 6:14. See Heldai #2.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Heldai
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).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Heldai
HELDAI1. A hero under David, Heldai was the captain over the temple services for the 12th month (1 Chr 27:15). His name also appears as Heled (q.v. 1 Chr 11:30) and as Heleb (q.v.) 2 Sam 23:29).2. One who returned from the Exile in the time of Zerubbabel (c. 520 b.c.). His name also appears as Helem
Helem
HELEM1. A great-grandson of Asher (1 Chr 7:35). He is called Hothan (q.v.) in 1 Chr 7:32.2. The same as Heldai. (q.v.).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Heldai
HELDAI. Cf. Heled. (Heb. ḥeleḏ means ‘duration of life’; cf. Arab. ḥalada and ḥuldun.)1. In 1 Ch. 27:15, one of David’s famous soldiers who was appointed over 24,000 in the 12th month. He was a Netophathite, and thus from Judah, from the stock of Othniel (cf. Jdg. 1:12–15). The ‘Heled’ of 1 Ch.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Heldai
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
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).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Helda-i
Hel´da-i (worldly).1. The twelfth captain of the monthly courses for the temple service. 1 Chron. 27:15. (b.c. 1014.)2. An Israelite who seems to have returned from the captivity. Zech. 6:10. (b.c. 520.)
Helem
He´lem (strength).1. A descendant of Asher. 1 Chron. 7:35.2. A man mentioned only in Zech. 6:14. Apparently the same as Heldai.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Helem
HE´LEM (heʹlem).1. The brother of Shemer and great-grandson of Asher (1 Chron. 7:34–35), probably before 1440 b.c. Perhaps the same as Hotham (v. 32).2. One assisting Zechariah in typical crowning of the high priest (Zech. 6:14), probably by erroneous transcription for Heldai (v. 10).
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