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Holman Bible Dictionary
(hag' geh doh' lihm) Personal name meaning, “the great ones.” Zabdiel a leading priest was the son of Haggedolim (Nehemiah 11:14
KJV, “the great men”; TEV, “a leading family”). Bible students have suggested that haggedolim
is probably not a Hebrew proper name and have interpreted it as a copyists' change of an unfamiliar name for a more familiar word or title, an honorary title for a leading family, or a title for the high priest.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Haggedolim'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/h/haggedolim.html. 1991.