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Maaziah (priest)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Maaziah the Priest
Maaziah the Priest (מַעַזְיָה‎, ma'azyah). A leader of one of the 24 priestly families whose time of service was determined by lot in 1 Chr 24:1–19. Maaziah received the 24th lot (1 Chr 24:18).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Maaziah (Person)
MAAZIAH (PERSON) [Heb maʿazyāhû (מַעַזְיָהוּ)]. The name of the last of the twenty-four priestly courses or divisions listed in 1 Chronicles 24 (v 18), meaning “God is a refuge” or “stronghold” (IPN, 250; IDB 3: 197). It appears again as the name of a priestly family that served as a signatory to the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ma-aziah
Ma-aziah. 1. Levite who served in the temple during David’s reign (1 Chr 24:18).2. Levite who set his seal on Ezra’s covenant (Neh 10:8); sometimes identified with Maadiah, a postexilic priest (Neh 12:5).See Maadiah.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Maaziah
1. [Heb. maʿazyāhû]. One of David’s priests and the leader of the twenty-fourth course (1 Ch. 24:18).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Maaziah
MAAZIAH1. Levite who served in the temple during David’s reign (1 Chr 24:18).2. Levite who set his seal on Ezra’s covenant (Neh 10:8); sometimes identified with Maadiah, a postexilic priest (Neh 12:5).See also Maadiah.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Maaziah
MAAZIAH1. The head of the 24th division of priests as arranged by David (1 Chr 24:18).2. One of the priests who signed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh 10:8). Apparently each name represented “heads of families” as the lists in Chronicles and Nehemiah seem to indicate.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Maaziah
Maaziah (Heb. maʿazyâ, maʿazyāhû)1. The eponymous founder of the twenty-fourth division of priests during the reign of David (1 Chr. 24:18; Heb. maʿazyāhû).2. A priest who participated in the sealing of the new covenant under Nehemiah (Neh. 10:8 [MT 9]; maʿazyâ).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ma-aziah
Ma-azi´ah (consolation of Jehovah).1. One of the priests who signed the covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:8.2. A priest in the reign of David, head of the twenty-fourth course. 1 Chron. 24:18.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Maaziah
MAAZI´AH (ma-a-zīʹa; “Jehovah is a refuge”).1. The head of the last (twenty-fourth) division of priests as arranged by David (1 Chron. 24:18), before 960 b.c.2. One of the priests who sealed the covenant made by Nehemiah (Neh. 10:8), about 445 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Maaziah
Maaziahstrength or consolation of Jehovah. (1.) The head of the twenty-fourth priestly course (1 Chr. 24:18) in David’s reign.(2.) A priest (Neh. 10:8).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Maaziah
MAAZIAH [may uh ZYE uh] — the name of two men in the Old Testament:1. Head of the 24th division of priests in David’s time (1 Chr. 24:18).2. A priest who sealed the covenant after the Captivity (Neh. 10:8), perhaps the same person as Maadiah (Neh. 12:5).
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