ho-de'-va, ho'-de-va (hodhewah, hodheyah, "splendor of Yah"):
A Levite and founder of a Levite family, seventy-four of whom returned from exile with Zerubbabel, 538 BC (Nehemiah 7:43). the American Revised Version, margin gives as another reading "Hodeiah." In Ezra 2:40 he is called Hodaviah, of which Hodevah and Hodeiah are slight textual corruptions, and in Ezra 3:9 Judah, a name practically synonymous.
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