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Shephatiah

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shef - a - tı̄´a , shḗ - fat´ya ( שׁפטיה , shephaṭyah , "Yah has judged"):

(1) A son of David, by Abital (2 Samuel 3:4; 1 Chronicles 3:3 ).

(2) A B enjamite, father of Meshullam, of Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 9:8 ).

(3) A B enjamite, who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:5 ).

(4) A prince of the Simeonites in the time of David (1 Chronicles 27:16 ).

(5) A son of King Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 21:2 ).

(6) A family, 372 of whom returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:4; Nehemiah 7:9 ); 80 more males of this family, with their head, returned with Ezra (Ezra 8:8 ).

(7) A servant of Solomon, 392 of whose descendants returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:57 f; Nehemiah 7:59 f); "Saphat" in 1 Esdras 5:9 and "Saphatias" in 1 Esdras 8:34.

(8) A P erezzite (Judahite), some of whose descendants dwelt at Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 11:4 ).

(9) A son of Mattan, a contemporary of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 38:1 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Shephatiah'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/s/shephatiah.html. 1915.

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