ma-a-se'-ya, ma-a-si'a (ma`aseyahu, "Yahweh's work"; Maassaia, and Massaias in the Septuagint):

A name common in exilic and late monarchic times (Gray, H P N).

(1) A Levite musician named in connection with David's bringing up of the ark from the house of Obed-edom (1 Chronicles 15:18,20).

(2) A Levite captain who aided Jehoiada at the coronation of Joash (2 Chronicles 23:1).

(3) An officer of Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26:11).

(4) Ahaz' son, slain by the Ephraimite, Zichri (2 Chronicles 28:7).

(5) A governor of Jerusalem under Josiah (2 Chronicles 34:8).

(6) (7) (8) (9) The name of 4 men, 3 of them priests, who had married foreign wives (Ezra 10:18,21,22,30).

(10) Father of Azariah, one of the builders of the wall (Nehemiah 3:23).

(11) One of those who stood at Ezra's right hand during the reading of the Law (Nehemiah 8:4).

(12) One of the expounders of the Law (Nehemiah 8:7).

(13) One of those who took part in sealing the covenant (Nehemiah 10:25).

(14) A Judahite inhabitant of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11:5), who in 1 Chronicles 9:5 is called Asaiah.

(15) A Benjamite (Nehemiah 11:7).

(16) (17) Name of two priests (Nehemiah 12:41).

(18) A priest in Zedekiah's reign, father of a certain Zephaniah who interviewed the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 21:1; 29:25; 37:3).

(19) Father of the false prophet Zedekiah (Jeremiah 29:21).

(20) A keeper of the threshold in the reign of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 35:4).

(21) Baaseiah (which see), a Kohathite name (1 Chronicles 6:40), is probably a textual error for Maaseiah.

(22) the King James Version for Mahseiah, an ancestor of Baruch (Jeremiah 32:12).

John A. Lees

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