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joz´a - bad ( יוזבד , yōzābhādh , "Yahweh has bestowed"):

(1) A G ederathite, and one of David's recruits at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:4 (Hebrew 5)). He is named with the Benjamites, but possibly he was a native of the town Gedara in Southern Judah. See Curtis, Chronicles, 196.

(2), (3) Two Manassite captains who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:20 (Hebrew 21)).

(4) A L evite overseer in Hezekiah's time (2 Chronicles 31:13 ); may be the ancestor of the chief of the priests in 2 Chronicles 35:9 = "Joram" of 1 Esdras 1:9.

(5) A L evite (Ezra 8:33 ), mentioned again probably in Ezra 10:23 ; Nehemiah 8:7 ; Nehemiah 11:16 . The name in 1 Esdras 8:63 ( = Ezra 8:33 ) is "Josabdus" (the King James Version "Josabad").

(6) A priest who had married a foreign wife Ezra 10:22 ) = "Ocidelus" of 1 Esdras 9:22.

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

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