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Meshezabel (father of Pethahiah)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Meshezabel, Son of Zerah
Meshezabel, Son of Zerah (מְשֵׁיזַבְאֵל‎, mesheizav'el). Father of a leader in Jerusalem after the exile (Neh 11:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Meshezabel (Person)
MESHEZABEL (PERSON) [Heb mĕšêzabʾēl (מְשֵׁיזַבְאֵל‎)]. 1. The grandfather of Meshullam, who was entrusted with the repair of more than one section of the walls of Jerusalem and its gates (Neh 3:4, 30; see Myers Ezra-Nehemiah AB, 114; Brockington Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther Century Bible, 135). Meaning
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Meshezabel, Meshezabeel
Meshezabel, Meshezabeel. 1. Ancestor of Meshullam who helped repair the Jerusalem wall (Neh 3:4).2. Political leader who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness to God during the postexilic period (Neh 10:21).3. Father of Pethahiah, an advisor to King Artaxerxes regarding the people in Judah (Neh 11:24).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Meshezabel
Meshezabel mə-shezʹə-bel [Heb mešêzaḇʾēl—’God delivers;]; AV MESHEZABEEL.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Meshezabeel, Meshezabel
MESHEZABEEL*, MESHEZABEL1. Ancestor of Meshullam who helped repair the Jerusalem wall (Neh 3:4).2. Political leader who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness to God during the postexilic period (Neh 10:21).3. Father of Pethahiah, an adviser to King Artaxerxes regarding the people in Judah (Neh 11:24).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Meshezabeel
MESHEZABEEL1. A descendant of Meshullam who helped to repair the wall at Jerusalem (Neh 3:4).2. A person or family who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh 10:21).3. The father of Pethahiah, an official, who served the king (Neh 11:24).These may be two or three persons, or a single individual.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Meshezabel
Meshezabel (Heb. mĕšêzaḇʾēl)1. An ancestor of Meshullam (13), who worked on rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem (Neh. 3:4).2. An Israelite who participated in the sealing of the new covenant under Nehemiah (Neh. 10:21 [MT 22]).3. The father of Pethahiah of the Judahite family of Zerah (Neh. 11:24).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Meshezabe-el
Meshez´abe-el (delivered by God).1. Ancestor of Meshullam, who assisted Nehemiah in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. Neh. 3:4.2. One of the “heads of the people,” probably a family, who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:21.3. The father of Pethahiah, and descendant of Zerah the son of Judah.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Meshezabel
MESHEZ´ABEL (me-shezʹa-bel; “God delivers”). The grandfather of Meshullam, who assisted in repairing the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 3:4), and one of the “leaders of the people” who signed the covenant with Nehemiah (10:21), and father of Pethahiah the Zerahite of Judah (11:24), before 445 b.c. Probably
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Meshezabeel
MESHEZABEEL [meh SHEZ uh beel] — the name of three men in the Book of Nehemiah:1. An ancestor of Meshullam (Neh. 3:4).2. One of the leaders of the people who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh. 10:21).3. A descendant of Judah through Zerah (Neh. 11:24).Any two or perhaps all three of these men
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MESHEZABEL
MESHEZABEL<me-shez’-a-bel> (מְשֵׁיזֵבְאֵל‎ [meshezebhe’el], “God a deliverer”; the King James Version Meshezabeel, me-shez’-a-bel):1. A priest, ancestor of Meshullam, who assisted Nehemiah in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem (Neh 3:4).2. One of the chiefs of the people giving name to the family
See also
Relatives
Zerah Father
Zabdi Brother
Ethan Brother
Dara Brother
Pethahiah Son
Judah Grandfather
Tamar Grandmother
Perez Uncle
Hezron Cousin
Er Uncle
Onan Uncle
Shelah Uncle
Hamul Cousin
Carmi Nephew
Shobal Uncle
Er Cousin
Azariah Nephew
Saraph Cousin
Reaiah Cousin
Laadah Cousin