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A priest who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the exile (Neh 12:5). He is possibly the same person as the Moadiah of Nehemiah 12:17.
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MAADIAH (PERSON) [Heb maʿadyâ (מַעַדְיָה)]. Var. MOADIAH. A priest who is listed in Neh 12:5 (MT) as having returned from exile to Jerusalem in the days of Zerubbabel. Later in the same chapter (v 17, MT), a certain Moadiah (Heb môʿadyâ) is listed as the father of Piltai, the head of a priestly family.
MOADIAH (PERSON) [Heb môʿadyâ (מֹועַדְיָה)]. The eponymous ancestor of a priestly family headed by Pittai at the time of the high priest Joiakim (Neh 12:17). Some have suggested that this name is to be identified with the name Maadiah (Neh 12:5), the etymology of which is also uncertain. If the name
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Maadiah. Head of a priestly family who returned to Jerusalem after the exile (Neh 12:5) and whose house was headed by Piltai in the next generation during the days of Joiakim the high priest (v 17 Moadiah). He is perhaps identifiable with the priest Ma-aziah, who set his seal on Ezra’s covenant (10:8).
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Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MAADIAH* Head of a priestly family who returned to Jerusalem after the exile (Neh 12:5, nlt mg) and whose house was headed by Piltai in the next generation during the days of Joiakim the high priest. He is called Moadiah in v 17. He is perhaps identifiable with the priest Maaziah, who set his seal on
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