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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. Kolayah', קֹלָיָה, voice of Jehovah), the name of two men.

1. (Sept. Κωλέας v. r. Κωλίας or Κωλιᾶς ; Vulg. Colias.) The father of Ahab, which latter was one of the false and immoral prophets severely denounced by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:21). B.C. ante 594.

2. (Sept. κωλεϊ v α,Vulg. Colaja.) Son of Maaseiah and father of Pedaiah, a Benjamite, and ancestor of Sallu, which last led back a party from Babylon (Nehemiah 11:7). B.C. much ante 536.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Kolaiah'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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