hel-ki'-as (chilqiyah; Chelkias; the King James Version Chelcias):
(1) Father of Susanna (Susanna verses 2,29,63). According to tradition he was brother of Jeremiah, and he is identified with the priest who found the Book of the Law in the time of Josiah (2 Kings 22:8).
(2) Ancestor of Baruch (Baruch 1:1).
(3) Father of Joiakim the high priest (Baruch 1:7). The name represents HILKIAH (which see).
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