Pelaiah (Levite)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pelaiah (Levite)
Pelaiah the Levite (פְּלָאיָה‎, pelayah). One of the Levites who interpreted the law for the returned Jewish exiles and signed in witness of their covenant with Yahweh (Neh 8:7; 10:10).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Pelaiah (Person)
PELAIAH (PERSON) [Heb pĕlā (ʿ)yâ (פְּלָעְיָה)]. The name Pelaiah occurs three times in the Hebrew Bible, all three times referring to persons in the postexilic Judean community. The name may mean “Yahweh is wonderful” or “Yahweh has done a wonder.”1. Pelaiah is listed as the third son of Elioenai
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Pelaiah. 1. Elioenai’s son and a remote descendant of David (1 Chr 3:24).2. Levite who helped Ezra expound the Law to the people following its public reading (Neh 8:7; 10:10).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. [Gk. Apoc. A Phiathas]; AV BIATAS; NEB PHIATHAS. A Levite who was present at Ezra’s public reading of the law and assisted him by expounding the law to the people (Neh. 8:7; 1 Esd. 9:48). He also took part in sealing the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh. 10:10 [MT 11]).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
PELAIAH1. Elioenai’s son and a remote descendant of David (1 Chr 3:24).2. Levite who helped Ezra explain (or translate) the Law to the people after it was read to them (Neh 8:7; 10:10).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Pelaiah (pi-lay´yuh; Heb., “the Lord has performed a wonder”).1 The son of Elioenai, descendant of David and in the royal lineage of the kings of Judah through Zerubbabel (1 Chron. 3:24).2 A man (probably a Levite) who explained the law read by Ezra to the people (Neh. 8:7).3 A Levite who signed Ezra’s
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
PELAIAH1. A son of Elioenai of the family of David (1 Chr 3:24).2. One of the teachers who assisted in the instruction of the people in Ezra’s reform movement (Neh 8:7), who later gave public sanction to the covenant Nehemiah presented (Neh 10:10).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pelaiah (Heb. pĕlāyâ)1. A son of Elioenai and descendant of David (1 Chr. 3:24).2. A Levite who helped interpret the Book of the Law for the people as Ezra read it (Neh. 8:7). He was among the participants in the sealing of the covenant under Nehemiah (Neh. 10:10 [MT 11]).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Pela´iah (distinguished by Jehovah).1. A son of Elioenai, of the royal line of Judah. 1 Chron. 3:24. (b.c. after 400.)2. One of the Levites who assisted Ezra in expounding the law. Neh. 8:7. He afterward sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:10. (b.c. 445.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
PELAI´AH (pel-īʹyah).1. A son of Elioenai and descendant of King Jehoiachin through Zerubbabel, Hananiah, and Shecaniah. He lived after the Exile (1 Chron. 3:24).2. A Levite who assisted Ezra in interpreting the law to the throngs gathered to hear it read (Neh. 8:7). He also is likely the Levite who
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Pelaiahdistinguished of the Lord. (1.) One of David’s posterity (1 Chr. 3:24).(2.) A Levite who expounded the law (Neh. 8:7).
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