Character Study on Hodiah

Character Study on Hodiah

1 Chronicles 4: And the sons of his wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Hodiah
(hoh di' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yah is majestic.” 1. Member of tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:19 ), though Hebrew text had led translators to interpret Hodiah as a wife (REB, KJV), the husband of Naham's sister (TEV), or the father (NAS, NIV, NRSV). Other scholars would assume copyists have changed the text from an original “sons of his wife the Jewess.” 2. A Levite who helped Ezra explain the meaning of the Law to the people (Nehemiah 8:7 ; note KJV spelling, Hodijah) and had a leading part in Israel's confession of sin and worship (Nehemiah 9:5 ). He signed Nehemiah's covenant to obey God's law (Nehemiah 10:10 ). Another Levite and a leader of the people with the same name also signed the covenant (Nehemiah 10:13 ,Nehemiah 10:13,10:18 ).



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Hodiah
HODIAH. 1. A man of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 4:19 ). AV [Note: Authorized Version.] wrongly takes it as a woman’s name. 2. A Levite ( Nehemiah 8:7 ; Nehemiah 9:5 ; Nehemiah 10:10 ). 3. Another Levite ( Nehemiah 10:13 ). 4. One of those who sealed the covenant ( Nehemiah 10:18 ).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Hodiah
1. One of Mered's two wives. Mother to the fathers or founders of Keilah and Eshtemoa (1 Chronicles 4:19). The same as Jehudijah (but Keil gives reason for Hodiah being a man (See JEHUDIJAH)) "the Jewess" (1 Chronicles 4:18), to distinguish her from his other wife Bithiah ("worshipper of Jehovah"), an Egyptian princess, daughter of Pharaoh, a convert from idolatry.

2. HODIJAH. Nehemiah 8:7; Nehemiah 9:5; Nehemiah 10:10; Nehemiah 10:13; Nehemiah 10:18.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Hodiah
One of the wives of Ezra, of Judah. 1 Chronicles 4:19 . The same apparently as JEHUDIJAH,which signifies 'the Jewess,' in 1 Chronicles 4:18 .

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Hodijah - (hoh di' juh) KJV spelling of Hodiah. See Hodiah
Hodaviah - Hodiah
Jehudijah - See Hodiah
Auteas - A Levite ( 1Es 9:48 ); called in Nehemiah 8:7 Hodiah
Jehudijah - The margin of 1 Chronicles 4:19 identifies Hodiah with Jehu; but Keil remarks that the construct state, eeshet , before Hodiah, shows it to be a man's name, "the sons of Hodiah's wife" (not of his wife Hodiah), the sister of Naham
Naham - ” Either the brother (KJV, REB) or brother-in-law (NAS, NIV, NRSV) of Hodiah (1 Chronicles 4:19 )
Hodiah - Hodiah
Hodiah - The same as Jehudijah (but Keil gives reason for Hodiah being a man (See JEHUDIJAH)) "the Jewess" (1 Chronicles 4:18), to distinguish her from his other wife Bithiah ("worshipper of Jehovah"), an Egyptian princess, daughter of Pharaoh, a convert from idolatry
Hodiah - Member of tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:19 ), though Hebrew text had led translators to interpret Hodiah as a wife (REB, KJV), the husband of Naham's sister (TEV), or the father (NAS, NIV, NRSV)