KELAIAH (PERSON) [Heb qēlāyâ (קֵלָיָה)]. Var. KELITA. One of the Levites who married a foreign woman during the era of Ezra’s mission (Ezra 10:23 = 1 Esdr 9:23). The text indicates that Kelaiah is also known as Kelita (qĕlı̂ṭāʾ). Even Noth, in his exhaustive study of Hebrew names, concedes that
Kelaiah, Kelita. Levite mentioned in 1 Esdras 9:23 who had married a foreign wife and pledged to divorce her. In Ezra 10:23 he is also called Kelita (meaning “crippled one”), a name (or nickname) found in Nehemiah 8:7; 10:10 and 1 Esdras 9:48, where he is one who helped Ezra in expounding the Law and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kelaiahkə-lāʹyə, kə-lʹ-iʹə [Heb. qēlāyâ; Gk. Kōlios; LXX B Kōnos]; AV, NEB Apoc., Colius, Calitas. One of the priests who had a foreign wife (Ezr. 10:23; also Kelita; cf. 1 Esd. 9:23). He was present when Ezra promulgated the law (Neh. 8:7; 1 Esd. 9:48), and was one of those who signed the covenant
KELAIAH A Levite who was guilty of marrying a pagan wife (Ezr 10:18). According to verse 23 Kelaiah is also called Kelita. A Levite named Kelita is also found in Nehemiah 8:7, 10:10, and 1 Esdras 9:48, where he is one who helped Ezra in expounding the law and who set his seal on Ezra’s covenant. It cannot
Kelaiah (Heb. qēlāyâ), KELITA (qĕlɩ̂ṭāʾ)A Levite who was forced by Ezra to give up his foreign wife (Ezra 10:23). Also known as Kelita, he helped interpret as Ezra read the Law (Neh. 8:7) and signed the covenant under Nehemiah (10:10 [MT 11]).
KELAIAH<ke-la’-ya>, <ke-li’-a> (קֵלָיָה [qelayah], “swift for Yah”[?]; [Κωλίος, Kolios]; Codex Vaticanus, [Κώνος, Konos]): One of the priests who had “foreign wives” (Ezra 10:23, also “Kelita”). In parallel list of 1 Esdras 9:23, he again has a double name — “Colius” and “Calitas.” A
Kelaiah [Kuh-lay-uh](Hebrew origin: Insignificance)(Ezra 10:23). 5th century b.c. Kelaiah—also called Kelita—was forced to divorce his foreign wife, during the days of Ezra.Later, he was among the Levites who explained the Law to the people in Jerusalem, after Ezra the Scribe had read it, while standing
KELAIAH (Kə līʹ ah) Personal name, perhaps meaning “Yahweh has dishonored.” One of the Levites who divorced his foreign wife during the time of Ezra. Also identified as Kelita (Ezra 10:23). See Kelita.