And Pethahiah the son of Meshezabeel, of the children of
Zerah, the son of Judah
The twin brother of Pharez, ( Genesis 38:30 ) was
at the king's hand in all matters concerning the people;
to speak for them to the king, as Jarchi; when they had a favour to ask of him, a petition to present to him, he delivered it for them, and by him the king returned the answer.