(light of Jehovah ), apparently the head of one of the families of the Rechabites. ( Jeremiah 35:3 ) (B.C. before 589.)
(chabhatstsinyah. Thus in the King James Version, but more correctly as in the Revised Version (British and American) HABAZZINIAH, hab-a-zi-ni'-a (Jeremiah 35,3)):
The grandfather of Jaazaniah, who was the leader of the Rechabites who were tested by Jeremiah as to their obedience to their ancestor's command with reference to wine. Their loyalty to the commands of Jonadab was effectively used by Jeremiah in an appeal to the people of Judah to obey the words of Yahweh.
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