ho-sha'-ya (hosha`yah, "whom Yahweh helpeth"):

(1) Father of Jezaniah (probably = Azariah, so the Septuagint; compare Jeremiah 42:1 and 43:2 with 2 Kings 25:23 and note similar letters in names in Hebrew), who with other leaders antagonized the policy and counsel of Jeremiah after the fall of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 42:1-43:7).

(2) A man, probably of Judah, who led half of the princes of Judah in procession at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:32).

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