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Jezrahiah (choir director)
Director of the choir at the dedication of the Jerusalem wall.
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jezrahiah (Person)
JEZRAHIAH (PERSON) [Heb yizraḥyâ (יִזְרַחְיָה)]. Director of the choir at the dedication of the Jerusalem wall (Neh 12:42). His name is omitted in the LXX. The name, which means “Yahweh will shine forth,” is the same as that of an Issacharite in 1 Chr 7:3 (RSV Izrahiah).Nora A. Williams
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jezrahiah
Jezrahiah. Leader of the temple singers who participated in the dedication of the rebuilt Jerusalem wall (Neh 12:42).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jezrahiah
JEZRAHIAH Leader of the temple singers who participated in the dedication of the rebuilt Jerusalem wall (Neh 12:42).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jezrahiah
Jezrahiah (Heb. yizraḥyâ)The leader of the levitical singers at the time of Nehemiah (Neh. 12:42). The name is the same as Izrahiah of Issachar at 1 Chr. 7:3.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jezrahiah
Jezrahiah [jĕzˊrə hīˊə] (Heb. yizraḥyâ “Yahweh appears” or “shines forth”).† The leader of the levitical singers in Nehemiah’s temple (Neh. 12:42). At 1 Chr. 7:3 he is called Izrahiah.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jezrahiah
Jezrahi´ah (produced by Jehovah), a Levite, the leader of the choristers at the solemn dedication of the wall of Jerusalem under Nehemiah. Neh. 12:42. (b.c. 446.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jezrahiah
JEZRAHI´AH (jez-ra-hīʹa; “Jehovah will shine”). He was the superintendent leader of the singers at the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem after the Exile (Neh. 12:42), 445 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jezrahiah
JEZRAHIAH [jez ruh HIGH uh] (the Lord is shining) — director of the singers at the rededication of the walls of Jerusalem (Neh. 12:42). He may have been the same person as Izrahiah (1 Chr. 7:3).
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Jezrahiah
Jezrahiah [Jez-ruh-hi-uh](Hebrew origin: God will shine)(Nehemiah 12:42). 5th century b.c. Jezrahiah was in charge of the singers who marched, singing at the top of their voices, in the joyful procession, which celebrated the dedication of the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem, during the days of Nehemiah.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jezrahiah
JEZRAHIAH (Jĕz rȧ hīʹ ah) Personal name meaning “Yah shines forth.” 1. Leader in tribe of Issachar (1 Chron. 7:3; English transliteration is usually Izrahiah). 2. Leader of Levite singers at Nehemiah’s celebration of finishing the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s wall (Neh. 12:42). REB transliterates Izrahiah.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Jezrahiah
Jezrahiah jez’ruh-hi’uh (יִזְרַחְיָהH3474, “Yahweh goes forth [or shines]”; see Izrahiah). Director of the choirs who took part in the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem (Neh. 12:42).
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