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Jahzeiah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of the men during the time of Ezra who opposed the plan for dealing with foreign marriages proposed by the assembly in Ezra 10:12–14.Four men are mentioned in Ezra 10:15 for their apparent objection to the plan to let the community’s leaders handle the cases of intermarriage over a period of months (Ezra 10:12–14). They likely wanted the matter resolved immediately, not deferred to a later time. However, Ezra agrees to the proposal to let the judges and elders of each town handle the matter, likely due to the unfeasibility of quick resolution. It took the local leaders nearly three months to get through all of the cases (Ezra 10:16–17).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jahzeiah, Son of Tikvah
Jahzeiah, Son of Tikvah (יַחְזְיָה‎, yachzeyah). One of the men during the time of Ezra who opposed the plan for dealing with foreign marriages proposed by the assembly in Ezra 10:12–14.Four men are mentioned in Ezra 10:15 for their apparent objection to the plan to let the community’s leaders handle
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jahzeiah (Person)
JAHZEIAH (PERSON) [Heb yaḥzĕyâ (יַחְזְיָה)]. An opponent of Ezra’s investigation of the men who had married foreign women (Ezra 10:15 = 1 Esdr 9:14). Noth categorized the name Jahzeiah as a “wish name” meaning “may Yahweh see” (IPN, 198). The Hebrew text reads literally that Jonathan and Jahzeiah
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jahzeiah
Jahzeiah. Tikvah’s son and one of the persons named in connection with the divorce proceedings between the Israelites and their foreign wives (Ezr 10:15, kjv Jahaziah). Opinions differ as to whether he was for or against the proceedings. While the Hebrew text can be justifiably read either way, the grammar
Jahaziah
Jahaziah. kjv rendering of Jahzeiah, Tikvah’s son, in Ezra 10:15.See Jahzeiah.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jahzeiah
Jahzeiah jä-zēʹye [Heb. yaḥze—‘Yahweh sees’]; AV JAHAZIAH. In Ezr. 10:15, son of Tikvah and a contemporary of Ezra. Along with Jonathan he opposed Ezra’s action in prosecuting those who had married foreign women (but cf. 1 Esd. 9:14; AV Ezechias; NEB Hezekias).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jahzeiah
JAHZEIAH Tikvah’s son and one of the persons named in connection with the divorce proceedings between the Israelites and their foreign wives (Ezr 10:15). Opinions differ as to whether he was for or against the proceedings. While the Hebrew text can be justifiably read either way, the grammar favors the
Jahaziah
JAHAZIAH* kjv rendering of Jahzeiah, Tikvah’s son, in Ezra 10:15. See Jahzeiah.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jahaziah
JAHAZIAH. A son of Tikvah and one of the men mentioned in connection with the controvesy over “strange” (foreign) wives (Ezr 10:15). The KJV regards Jahaziah and his companions as supporters of Ezra. The RSV regards the four men as opposed to a Ezra’s action. The heb, (lit., “stood against this”) would
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jahzeiah
JAHZEIAH (Heb. yaḥze, ‘Yahweh sees, reveals’; av ‘Jahaziah’, Ezr. 10:15). One of four men mentioned in connection with the controversy over foreign wives. av regards the four as supporting Ezra, ‘being employed about this matter’; but the same Heb. phrase can be translated also as ‘opposed this’ (so
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jahzeiah
Jahzeiah (Heb. yaḥzĕyâ)The son of Tikvah; an Israelite who opposed Ezra’s order to divorce foreign wives (Ezra 10:25).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jahzeiah
Jahzeiah [jä zēˊə] (Heb. yaḥze “may Yahweh see”). The son of Tikvah; an Israelite who opposed Ezra’s order to divorce foreign wives (Ezra 10:15; KJV “Jahaziah”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jahaziah
Jahazi´ah (whom Jehovah watches over), son of Tikvah, apparently a priest. Ezra 10:15.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jahzeiah
JAHZE´IAH (jaʹze-ī-a). Son of Tikvah, apparently a priest who, along with Jonathan the son of Asahel, opposed the proposal that the Jews who had married foreign wives during the Exile appear before the assembly in order to appease “the fierce anger of our God” (Ezra 10:14–15), 457 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jahaziah
JAHAZIAH [jay huh ZIGH uh] (the Lord sees) — a son of Tikvah and one of four men who opposed Ezra’s condemnation of improper marriages (Ezra 10:15, 44).
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Relatives
Tikvah Father