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ja - zē´ya , ja´zē̇ - ya ( יחזיה , yaḥzeyāh , "Yah sees"): In Ezra 10:15 , son of Tikvah, and a contemporary of Ezra. It is disputed whether he and Jonathan opposed or supported Ezra in the matter of prosecuting those who had married foreign wives = Ezekias, 1 Esdras 9:14, or Ezias. See JONATHAN , 9.

Two translations of the Hebrew phrase ( עמד על־זאת , ‛āmadh ‛āl - zō'th ) are given: (1) "stood over this matter," i.e. supported Ezra; so the King James Version ("were employed in this matter"), and so Septuagint, 1 Esdras 9:14, the Revised Version margin. This is supported by 9:4, "Let now our princes be appointed for all the assembly," where the same phrase is found. (2) The Revised Version (British and American) "stood up against this matter," so BDB , Gesenius, Bertheau, Stade. Both translations can be supported by parallels in Hebrew. The context is better suited by the former rendering.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Jahzeiah'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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