Easton's Bible Dictionary
before God; i.e., his servant, one of the Levites who
returned with Zerubbabel from the Captivity ( Nehemiah
9:4 ; 10:9
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
God of antiquity; God of rising
Smith's Bible Dictionary
One of the Levites who with his family returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel.
2:40 ; Nehemiah
7:43 ) He and his house are mentioned in history on three occasions - ( Ezra
3:9 ; Nehemiah
9:4 , 9:5
) (B.C. 535-410.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kad'-mi-el (qadhmi'el, "before God," "priest"(?); "Cadmiel"
in parallel lists in 1 Esdras 5:26 , 58 the King James Version; omitted in Septuagint
Codex Vaticanus; Codex Alexandrinus reads kai Kadmielon):
A Levite (Ezra 2:40 ; Nehemiah 7:43), founder of a family whose descendants returned
from captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:1 ; Nehemiah 7:43 ; 12:1 , 8). He is named
among those who praise God for the return (Nehemiah 9:4 , 5 ; 12:24); was of those
who "set forward" the work of the Lord's house (Ezra 3:9 ; 1 Esdras 5:26 , 58),
and is again mentioned with those who "seal" the new Return Covenant (Nehemiah
10:28) after the re-establishment of worship (Nehemiah 10:1,9).
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