Reelaiah [N] [S]

shepherd or companion to the Lord
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Reelaiah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.


re-el-a'-ya, re-el-i'-a (re`elyah):

One of the 12 chiefs who returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2 parallel Nehemiah 7:7). In the passage in Ne the name is Raamiah" (ra`amyah), and in 1 Esdras 5:8 "Resaias." Which is the original, it is almost impossible to decide; "Reelaiah" seems preferable.

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