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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).
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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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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,”