increase of the Lord; the Lord\'s finishing
(whom Jehovah will increase ), the father or ancestor of Shelomith, who returned with Ezra. ( Ezra 8:10 ) (B.C. 459.)
jos-i-fi'-a (yociphyah, "Yah adds"):
Found in Ezra 8:10, where Massoretic Text is "and of the sons of .... Shelomith the son of Josiphiah." With the help of Septuagint A and 1 Esdras 8:36, the name "Bani" (which is the same in the unpointed text as "the sons of" and was omitted through haplography) can be supplied above before "Shelomith." Josiphia is thus the father of Shelomith, one of Ezra's companions. 1 Esdras 8:36 has "Josaphias."
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