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Maaseiah

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(may' uh ssee uh) Personal name meaning, “work of Yahweh,” appearing in a longer and shorter Hebrew form. Several of the many scattered references perhaps refer to the same person, though it is no longer possible to press identifications: 1. Levite musician during David's reign (1Chronicles 15:18,1 Chronicles 15:20 ). 2 . Participant in high priest Jehoida's revolt which put Joash on the throne (2 Chronicles 23:1 ). 3 . One of Uzziah's military officers (2 Chronicles 26:11 ). 4 . Son of King Ahaz of Judah (2 Chronicles 28:7 ). 5 . Governor of Jerusalem during the reign of Josiah (2 Chronicles 34:8 ). 6 . Father of false prophet Zedekiah (Jeremiah 29:21 ). 7 . Father of the priest Zephaniah (Jeremiah 21:1 ; Jeremiah 29:25 ; Jeremiah 37:3 ). 8 . Temple doorkeeper (Jeremiah 35:4 ). 9 . Postexilic resident of Jerusalem from tribe of Judah (Nehemiah 11:5 ), likely identical with Asaiah (1 Chronicles 9:5 ). 10 . Benjaminite ancestor of some returned exiles (Nehemiah 11:7 ). 11.-14 . Names of three priests and one layman in Ezra's time who had taken foreign wives (Ezra 10:18 ,Ezra 10:18,10:21-22 ,Ezra 10:21-22,10:30 ). 15 . Father/ancestor of the Azariah participating in Nehemiah's rebuilding of the wall (Nehemiah 3:23 ). 16 . Chief of the people who signed Ezra's covenant (Nehemiah 10:25 ), possibly identical with 14 and/or 18. 17. One of those standing beside Ezra at the reading of the law (Nehemiah 8:4 ), possibly 14 and/or 16. 18. One of the Levites interpreting the law which Ezra read (Nehemiah 8:7 ), possibly identical with 17. 19. Priest participating in the dedication of the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:41 ), perhaps identical with 11,12, or 13. 20. Another priest participating in the dedication, perhaps identical with 11,12, or 13. 21. KJV form for Mahseiah. See Mahseiah .


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Maaseiah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/m/maaseiah.html. 1991.

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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