Habaiah; Hobaiah


ha-ba'-ya, (cha-bhayah, chobhayah):

A post-exilic priestly family which was unable to establish its pedigree. "Habaiah" is the form in Ezra 2:61; in the parallel passage (Nehemiah 7:63), the King James Version has "Habaiah," and the Revised Version (British and American) "Hobaiah"; in the parallel passage in 1 Esdras 5:38, the form is Obdia, Codex Vaticanus, Obbeia.

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