Hodiah (witness)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hodiah the Witness
Hodiah the Witness (הוֹדִיָּה‎, hodiyyah). One of the leaders of the postexilic Jewish community who signed the written agreement to keep the law during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh 10:18).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hodiah (Person)
HODIAH (PERSON) [Heb hôdı̂yâ (הֹודִיָּה‎)]. 1. The husband of the sister of Naham, and ancestor of “Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maacathite” (1 Chr 4:19). Since the name Hodiah appears in this misplaced and fragmentary list of names (1 Chr 4:16–20), and his descendants appear nowhere else, it
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hodiah, Hodijah
Hodiah, Hodijah. 1. Either (a) the wife of a man of Judah mentioned in 1 Chronicles 4:19 (kjv) or (b) the man of Judah himself (rsv).2. Three of the men who signed the covenant of Ezra (Neh 10:10, 13, 18) bear this name; two of them are perhaps among those who interpreted the covenant to the people
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hodiah hō-dīʹə [Heb. hôḏîyâ—‘splendor of Yahweh’]; AV HODIJAH in all occurrences except 1 Ch. 4:19.1. A brother-in-law of Naham (1 Ch. 4:19), and possibly for that reason reckoned a member of the tribe of Judah. The AV and NEB translation “his wife” is probably wrong (but cf. KD inloc).2. One
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hodiah, Hodijah
HODIAH, HODIJAH*1. A man of Judah mentioned in 1 Chronicles 4:19.2, 3, 4. Three of the men who signed the covenant of Ezra (Neh 10:10, 13, 18) bear this name; two of them are perhaps among those who interpreted the covenant to the people at Ezra’s public reading of the law (8:7) and stood upon the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hodiah (hoh-di´uh; Heb., “the Lord is my splendor”).1 A descendant of Judah who became the brother-in-law of Naham (1 Chron. 4:19).2 A Levite who helped explain the law read by Ezra to the people (Neh. 8:7); this is probably the same Levite who took part in the covenant-renewal ceremonies and signed
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HODIJAH. The RSV consistently translates Hodiah; the KJV translates Hodiah in 1 Chr 4:19, but elsewhere uses Hodijah. The Heb. name has been found on an ancient seal in Palestine.1. A man of Judah (q.v.) (1 Chr 4:19, RSV), whose wife was a sister of Naham. The word order and punctuation of the KJV give
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hodiah (Heb. hôḏɩ̂yâ)1. A Judahite, brother-in-law of Naham (1 Chr. 4:19). The text lists descendants through Hodiah’s wife.2. One of the Levites who interpreted the law to the people of Jerusalem when Ezra read it publicly at the Water Gate (Neh. 8:7–8; 1 Esdr. 9:48). He also helped lead worship
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hodi´ah (majesty of Jehovah), one of the two wives of Ezra, a man of Judah. 1 Chron. 4:19. She is doubtless the same person as Jehudijah in ver. 18.
Hodi´jah (majesty of Jehovah).1. A Levite in the time of Ezra and Nehemiah. Neh. 8:7; and probably also 9:5; 10:10. (b.c. 410.)2. Another Levite at the same time. Neh. 10:13.3. A layman; one of the “heads” of the people at the same time. Neh. 10:18.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HODI´AH (ho-dīʹa; “majesty of Jehovah”).1. A man referred to in 1 Chron. 4:19. The KJV interpreted Hodiah as a female name, and spoke of “the sons of his wife” as being “the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.” The KJV reading, “the sons of his wife Hodiah the sister of Naham,”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hodijahmajesty of Jehovah. (1.) One of the Levites who assisted Ezra in expounding the law (Neh. 8:7; 9:5). (2.) Neh. 10:18, a Levite who sealed the covenant.
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