pethahiah Summary and Overview
pethahiah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
loosed of the Lord. (1.) The chief of one of the priestly courses (the nineteenth) in the time of David (1 Chr. 24:16). (2.) A Levite (Ezra 10:23). (3.) Neh. 9:5. (4.) A descendant of Judah who had some office at the court of Persia (Neh. 11:24).
pethahiah in Smith's Bible Dictionary
(freed by Jehovah). 1. A priest, over the nineteenth course in the reign of David. #1Ch 24:16| (B.C. 1020.) 2. A Levite in the time of Ezra, who had married a foreign wife. #Ezr 10:23| He is probably the same who is mentioned in #Ne 9:5| (B.C. 458.) 3. The son of Meshezabeel, and descendant of Zerah. #Ne 11:24| (B.C. 446.)
pethahiah in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
PETHAHI'AH (whom God sets free). 1. The head of the nineteenth course of the priests in the reign of David. 1 Chr 24:16. 2. A Levite who had married a foreign woman in the time of Ezra, Ezr 10:23, and probably the same who conducted the solemn service of the fast. Neh 9:5. 3. A descendant of Judah who held an office at the Persian court. Neh 11:24.
pethahiah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. 1 Chronicles 24:16. 2. Ezra 10:23; Nehemiah 9:5. 3. Sprung from Zerah of Judah. "At the king's (Artaxerxes) hand (one of his council) in all matters concerning the people" (Nehemiah 11:24; Ezra 7:1-20).