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Jehiel; Jehieli

JEHIEL; JEHIELI

je-hi'-el, je-hi'-e-li (yechi'el, "may God live!"):

(1) A Levite, one of the musicians appointed to play upon instruments at the bringing up of the ark by David (1 Chronicles 15:18,20; 16:5); (yechi'eli):

A patronymic of this name (1 Chronicles 26:21,22), but Curtis (Chronicles, 286-87) reads "Jehiel (1 Chronicles 26:21) and he is brethren Zetham and Joel" (1 Chronicles 26:22); compare 1 Chronicles 23:8, where the three seem to be brothers. See (2) above.

(2) A Gershonite, head of a Levitical house (1 Chronicles 23:8; 29:8).

(3) Son of a Hachmonite; he was "with the king's (David's) sons," i.e. their tutor (1 Chronicles 27:32).

(4) A son of King Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 21:2).

(5) In 2 Chronicles 29:14 the King James Version, where Qere is yechu'el, the Revised Version (British and American) "Jehuel," a Hermanite Levite who took part in cleansing the temple in Hezekiah's reign.

(6) An overseer in Hezekiah's reign (2 Chronicles 31:13).

(7) One of the three "rulers" of the temple in Hezekiah's reign (2 Chronicles 35:8).

(8) Father of Obadiah, a returned exile (Ezra 8:9) = "Jezelus" of 1 Esdras 8:35.

(9) Father of Shecaniah (Ezra 10:2) = "Jeelus" of 1 Esdras 8:92. He was a "son" of Elam, and so probably the same as "Jehiel" in Ezra 10:26, one of those who had married foreign wives = "Jezrielus" of 1 Esdras 9:27.

(10) A "son" of Harim, and one of those who had married foreign wives (Ezra 10:21) = "Hiereel" of 1 Esdras 9:21.

(11) The King James Version in 1 Chronicles 9:35 = JEIEL (q.v. (2)).

(12) The King James Version in 1 Chronicles 11:44 = JEIEL (q.v. (3)).

David Francis Roberts


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JEHIEL; JEHIELI'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.