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HODEVAH

ho-de'-va, ho'-de-va (hodhewah, hodheyah, "splendor of Yah"): A Levite and founder of a Levite family, seventy-four of whom returned from exile with Zerubbabel, 538 BC (Neh 7:43). the American Revised Version, margin gives as another reading "Hodeiah." In Ezr 2:40 he is called Hodaviah, of which Hodevah and Hodeiah are slight textual corruptions, and in Ezr 3:9 Judah, a name practically synonymous.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'HODEVAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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