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(ssheh fuh ti' uh) Personal name in longer and shorter Hebrew forms meaning, “Yahweh has created justice.” 1. David's fifth son (2 Samuel 3:4 ). 2 . King Zedekiah's (597-586 B.C.) official (Jeremiah 38:1 ). 3 . A Benjaminite (1 Chronicles 9:8 ). 4 . Head of a family of Exiles who returned with Ezra about 458 B.C. (Ezra 2:4 ; Ezra 8:8 ; Nehemiah 7:9 ). 5 . Ancestor of family included among “Solomon's servants,” that is royal officials, perhaps with Temple responsibilities (Ezra 2:57 ; Nehemiah 7:59 ). 6 . Member of tribe of Judah (Nehemiah 11:4 ). 7 . Benjaminite who deserted Saul to join David's army at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:5 ). 8 . Leader of tribe of Simeon under David (1 Chronicles 27:16 ). 9 . Son of King Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 21:2 ).

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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 'Shephatiah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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