Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Ezra 10:23; Nehemiah 10:10; Nehemiah 8:7.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(kih li' uh) Personal name, perhaps meaning, “Yahweh has dishonored.” One of the Levites who divorced his foreign wife during the time of Ezra. Also identified as Kelita (Ezra 10:23 ). See Kelita .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
KELAIAH . A Levite who had married a foreign wife ( Ezra 10:23 ), called in Esther 9:23 Esther 9:23 Colius . In Ezr. the gloss is added ‘which is Kelita ’ (in 1 Es. ‘who was called Calitas ’). Kelita appears in Nehemiah 8:7 as one of the Levites who assisted Ezra in expounding the Law (cf. 1Es 9:48 Calitas ), and his name occurs amongst the signatories to the covenant ( Nehemiah 10:10 ). It does not follow, however, that because Kelaiah was also called Kelita he is to be identified with this Kelita.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Voice of the Lord; gathering together
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Levite who had married a strange wife. Ezra 10:23 . He assisted Ezra in explaining the law and sealed the covenant. Nehemiah 8:7 ; Nehemiah 10:10 .
- Kelita is perhaps a nickname for Kelaiah
mentioned in Ezra 10:23 . There, Kelaiah
(that is, the dwarf) gave up his foreign wife in accordance with the instructions of Ezra
. It does not follow, however, that because Kelaiah
was also called Kelita he is to be identified with this Kelita