pa'-rosh, par'-osh (par`osh, "flea" (leap)):

a family that in part returned under Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:3; Nehemiah 7:8), and in part under Ezra (Ezra 8:3; there spelt "Pharosh," the King James Version). Some of the family had foreign wives (Ezra 10:25). One descendant, Pedaiah (see PEDAIAH, (3)), helped to rebuild the city walls (Nehemiah 3:25), and others were among those who "sealed" the covenant of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 10:1,14). In 1 Esdras 5:9; 8:30; 9:26, "Phoros."

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