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Bible Names N-Z: Shabbethai


Shabbethai in Easton's Bible Dictionary Sabbath-born, a Levite who assisted in expounding the law and investigating into the illegal marriages of the Jews (Ezra 10:15; Neh. 8:7; 11:16).

Shabbethai in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 1. Ezra 10:15. 2. Nehemiah 11:16.

Shabbethai in Hitchcock's Bible Names my rest

Shabbethai in Naves Topical Bible -1. A Levite, assistant to Ezra Ezr 10:15 -2. An expounder of the law Ne 8:7 -3. A chief Levite, an attendant of the temple Ne 11:16

Shabbethai in Smiths Bible Dictionary (sabbatical) a Levite in the time of Ezra. Ezr 10:15 It is apparently the same who with Jeshua and others instructed the people in the knowledge of the law. Ne 8:7 (B.C. 450.)

Shabbethai in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE shab'-e-thi (shabbethay, "one born on the Sabbath"; Codex Vaticanus Sabathai; Codex Alexandrinus Kabbathai = "Sabbateus" of 1 Esdras 9:14): A Levite who opposed (?) Ezra's suggestion that the men who had married foreign wives put them aside (Ezr 10:15). Kuenen, however, renders the phrase `amedhu `al zo'th, of which Asahiel and Jahaziah are the subjects, to mean "stand over," "have charge of," rather than "stand against," "oppose" (Gesammelte Abhandlungen, 247 f); this would make Shabbethai, who was in accord with the two men mentioned above, an ally rather than an opponent of Ezra. We incline toward Kuenen's interpretation in view of the position attained by Shabbethai under Nehemiah--one he would have been unlikely to attain had he been hostile to Ezra. He is mentioned among those appointed to explain the Law (Neh 8:7), and as one of the chiefs of the Levites who had the oversight of "the outward business of the house of God" (Neh 11:16). Horace J. Wolf

Shabbethai Scripture - Ezra 10:15 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahaziah the son of Tikvah were employed about this [matter]: and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.

Shabbethai Scripture - Nehemiah 11:16 And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chief of the Levites, [had] the oversight of the outward business of the house of God.

Shabbethai Scripture - Nehemiah 8:7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people [stood] in their place.

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