de-la'-ya (delayah, "God has raised"):

(1) A descendant of David (1 Chronicles 3:24; the King James Version "Dalaiah").

(2) One of David's priests and leader of the 23rd course (1 Chronicles 24:18).

(3) One of the princes who pleaded with Jehoiakim not to destroy the roll containing the prophecies of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 36:12,25).

(4) The ancestor of a post-exilic family whose genealogy was lost (Ezra 2:60; Nehemiah 7:62; 1 Esdras 5:37 margin). See DALAN.

(5) The father of timorous Shemaiah (Nehemiah 6:10).

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