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dē̇ -lā´ya ( דּליה , delāyāh , "God has raised"):

(1) A descendant of David (1 Chronicles 3:24 ; the King James Version "Dalaiah").

(2) One of David's priests and leader of the 23rd course (1 Chronicles 24:18 ).

(3) One of the princes who pleaded with Jehoiakim not to destroy the roll containing the prophecies of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 36:12 , Jeremiah 36:25 ).

(4) The ancestor of a post-exilic family whose genealogy was lost (Ezra 2:60 ; Nehemiah 7:62 ; 1 Esdras 5:37 margin). See DALAN .

(5) The father of timorous Shemaiah (Nehemiah 6:10 ).

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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Delaiah'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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