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Helkai
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Helkai
Helkai (חֶלְקָי‎, chelqay). A priest listed among the exiles who returned to Judah when Joiakim was high priest (Neh 12:15). Head of the house of Meraioth.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Helkai (Person)
HELKAI (PERSON) [Heb ḥelqāy (חֶלְקָי)]. A priest who is of the House of Meraioth in the days of the High Priest Joiakim, son of Jeshua (Neh 12:15). The name means “My portion is Yahu” and perhaps is contracted from ḥelqāyyâhū.Gary C. Augustin
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Helkai
Helkai. Head of Meraioth’s priestly house in the time of Joiakim the high priest (Neh 12:15).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Helkai
Helkai helʹkī [Heb. ḥelqāy, perhaps an abbreviation for Helkiah—‘Yahweh is my portion.’ Not in LXX B; LXX L Chelkias] (Neh. 12:15). The head of a priestly house in the days of Joiakim the high priest.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Helkai
HELKAI Head of Meraioth’s priestly house in the time of Joiakim the high priest (Neh 12:15).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Helkai
HELKAI. A priest of the family of Meraioth (Neh 12:15), in the high priesthood of Joiakim in the early years of the 5th cen. b.c. This is probably an abbreviation of the name Hilkiah (Neh 8:4).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Helkai
Helkai (Heb. ḥelqāy)A priest during the time of the high priest Joiakim (Neh. 12:15; perhaps a shortened form of Hilkiah).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Helkai
Helkai [hĕlˊkī] (Heb. ḥelqāy, perhaps a shortened form of Hilkiah). A priest during the time of the high priest Joiakim (Neh. 12:15).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Helkai
HEL´KAI (helʹkī; probably a shortened form of Hilkiah). Son of Meraioth and one of the chief priests in the time of the high priest Joiakim (Neh. 12:15), after 536 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Helkai
Helkaismooth-tongued, one of the chief priests in the time of Joiakim (Neh. 12:15).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Helkai
HELKAI [HEL kigh] (the Lord is my portion) — the head of a priestly house in the days of Joiakim the high priest (Neh. 12:15).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HELKAI
HELKAI<hel’-ka-i>, <hel’-ki>, <hel-ka’-i> ([חֶלְקָי‎, chelqay], perhaps an abbreviation for Helkiah, “Yah is my portion.” Not in the Septuagint’s Codex Vaticanus; Codex L: [Χελκίας, Chelkias] (Neh 12:15)): The head of a priestly house in the days of Joiakim.
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