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Dalaiah, Dala-iah, Delaiah

de-la'-ya (the poor of the Lord)
Dalan, Zerubbabel
SEE ALSO: Delilah
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Easton's Bible Dictionary

freed by Jehovah.

(1) The head of the twenty-third division of the priestly order ( 1 Chronicles 24:18 ).

(2) A son of Shemaiah, and one of the courtiers to whom Jeremiah's first roll of prophecy was read ( Jeremiah 36:12 ).

(3) The head of one of the bands of exiles that returned under Zerubbabel to Jerusalem ( Ezra 2:60 ; Nehemiah 7:62 ).


Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

the poor of the Lord


Smith's Bible Dictionary

(freed by Jehovah)

(1) A descendant of the royal family of Judah. ( 1 Chronicles 3:24 )

(2) A priest in the time of David, leader of the twenty-third course of priests. ( 1 Chronicles 24:18 ) (B.C. 1014.)

(3) "Children of Delaiah" were among the people of uncertain pedigree who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel. ( Ezra 2:60 ; Nehemiah 7:62 ) (B.C. 536.)

(4) Son of Mehetabeel and father of Shemaiah. ( Nehemiah 6:10 ) (B.C. before 410.)

(5) Son of Shemaiah, one of the "princes" about the court of Jehoiakim. ( Jeremiah 36:12 , 36:25 ) (B.C. 604.)


International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

de-la'-ya (delayah, "God has raised"):

(1) A descendant of David (1 Chronicles 3:24; the King James Version "Dalaiah").

(2) One of David's priests and leader of the 23rd course (1 Chronicles 24:18).

(3) One of the princes who pleaded with Jehoiakim not to destroy the roll containing the prophecies of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 36:12 , 25).

(4) The ancestor of a post-exilic family whose genealogy was lost (Ezra 2:60 ; Nehemiah 7:62 ; 1 Esdras 5:37 margin). See DALAN.

(5) The father of timorous Shemaiah (Nehemiah 6:10).



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