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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia


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  1. A son of Elioenai in the Davidic genealogy (1Chronicles 3:24 A. V. "Dalaiah"). The sons of Delaiah are mentioned in the long post-exilic list of those who returned from captivity under Zerubbabel ( Ezra 2:60 Nehemiah 7:62 ). They were unable to trace their descent. In I Esd. 5:37 the name is given as "Dalan."

  2. Son of Mehetabeel and father of Shemaiah, who tried to persuade Nehemiah to seek refuge at night in the Temple, which caused Nehemiah to suspect him of spreading false alarms at the instigation of Sanballat (Nehemiah 6:10 ).

  3. Son of Shemaiah, a prince during the ré gime of Jehoiakim one of those to whom Micaiah related the reading of the prophecy of Jeremiah by the prophet's scribe Baruch (Jeremiah 36:12 ).

  4. A priest who headed the twenty-third of the twenty-four priestly divisions in the reign of David (1Chronicles 24:18 ).

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Delaiah'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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