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Pahathmoab
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The ancestor of a family that returned from the exile with Zerubbabel (e.g., Ezra 2:6; Neh 3:11; 7:11; 1 Esdras 5:11). His clan is identified with the “sons of Jeshua and Joab,” designating them as either the leaders of the returning family or indicating the returnees of Pahath-Moab all descended from either Jeshua or Joab. A leader of Pahath-Moab is listed as one of those who sealed the covenant made by the exiles (Neh 10:14). The name may have originated as a title meaning “governor of Moab.” For example, in Haggai 2:21, Zerubbabel is called “Pahath-Yehudah” (פַּֽחַת־יְהוּדָ֖ה‎, pachath-yehudah), meaning “governor of Judah.”
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pahath-Moab
Pahath-Moab (פַּחַת־מוֹאָב‎, pachath-mo'av). The ancestor of a family that returned from the exile with Zerubbabel (e.g., Ezra 2:6; Neh 3:11; 7:11; 1 Esdras 5:11). His clan is identified with the “sons of Jeshua and Joab,” designating them as either the leaders of the returning family or indicating the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Pahath-Moab (Person)
PAHATH-MOAB (PERSON) [Heb paḥat-môʾāb (פַּחַת־מֹואָב)]. The name Pahath-Moab suggests a title, (military) governor of Moab, rather than a personal name. It is derived from the Hebrew word peḥâ, meaning military governor, and is related to the Akk paḥâtu/piḥâtu of the same meaning. The best explanation
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Pahath-moab
Pahath-moab. Head of a family of Israelites that returned with Zerubbabel to Palestine after the Babylonian captivity (Ezr 2:6; Neh 7:11). Other members of his family, about 200 men, came with Ezra (Ezr 8:4). After the return, certain of his sons were included among the Israelites having foreign wives,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pahath-Moab
Pahath-Moab pāʹhath mōʹab [Heb paḥaṯ môʾāḇ—‘governor of Moab’ Gk Phaathmōab]; AV Apoc. also PHAATH MOAB (1 Esd. 5:11); NEB Apoc. PHAATH-MOAB. Possibly the tribal name of the 2,812 descendants, divided among the clans of Jeshua and Joab, who returned from the Babylonian captivity under the leadership
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Pahath-Moab
PAHATH-MOAB Head of a family of Israelites who returned with Zerubbabel to Palestine after the Babylonian captivity (Ezr 2:6; Neh 7:11). Other members of his family, about 200 men, came with Ezra (Ezr 8:4). After the return, certain of his sons were included among the Israelites who vowed to sever their
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Pahath-Moab
Pahath-moab (pay´hath-moh´ab; Heb., “governor of Moab”), a leader of the postexilic community who signed Ezra’s covenant to keep the law (Neh. 10:14); he was the ancestor of a family that included at least two groups, descendants of Jeshua and Joab (Ezra 2:6; 8:4; Neh. 7:11). He may also be the father
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Pahath-Moab
PAHATH-MOAB1. The ancestral head of a large family, many of whose members returned from Babylon (Ezr 2:6; 8:4; Neh 7:11). One of them helped rebuild the wall of Jerusalem (Neh 3:11), and a number of them had married foreign wives (Ezr 10:30). Pahath-moab is a title meaning “governor of Moab,” suggesting
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Pahath-Moab
PAHATH-MOAB (lit. ‘Governor of Moab’). Perhaps an ancestor had been a governor of Moab when Moab was subject to Israel. The name of a Jewish clan consisting of two families, Jeshua and Joab, 2,812 of whom returned to Judah with Zerubbabel (Ezr. 2:6. Ne. 7:11 gives the figure 2,818) and 201 with Ezra
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pahath-Moab
Pahath-Moab (Heb. paḥaṯ-môʾaḇ)A name (lit., “governor of Moab”) probably given to the founding ancestor of a clan which returned from the Babylonian Exile (Ezra 2:6; 8:4; Neh. 7:11). Pahath-moab is listed as one of the “leaders of the people” who signed a covenant with Nehemiah to uphold the Law
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Pahath-Moab
Pahath-Moab [pāˊhăth mōˊăb] (Heb. paḥaṯ mô˒āḇ “governor of Moab”). An Isaralite whose descendants returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra. 2:6; Neh. 7:11) and with Ezra (Ezra. 8:4) from exile in babylonia. some of this clan were among those divorced their foreign wives (10:30), others set their seal
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Pahath-moab
Pa´hath-mo´ab (governor of Moab), head of one of the chief houses of the tribe of Judah. Of the individual or the occasion of his receiving so singular a name nothing is known certainly; but as we read in 1 Chron. 4:22 of a family of Shilonites, of the tribe of Judah, who in very early times “had dominion
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Pahath-Moab
PA´HATH-MO´AB (paʹhath-mōʹab; “governor of Moab”). The head of a leading family of Judah, whose 2,812 descendants returned to Jerusalem after the captivity (Ezra 2:6; Neh. 7:11 says 2,818), and another company, of 200 males, under Ezra (Ezra 8:4). Hasshub the Pahath-moabite is named among the builders
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Relatives
Hasshub Son
Mattaniah Son
Manasseh Son
Binnui Son
Bezalel Son
Benaiah Son
Maaseiah Son
Adna Son
Chelal Son
Joab Relative
Zerahiah Relative
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