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(peh thuh hi' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh opens.” 1. Ancestor of a postexilic priestly family (1 Chronicles 24:16 ). 2 . Royal advisor to the Persian king, either at his court or as his representative in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11:24 ). 3 . Levite participating in Ezra's covenant renewal (Nehemiah 9:5 ). 4 . Levite with a foreign wife (Ezra 10:23 ), perhaps identical with 3.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Pethahiah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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