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hash-a-bi'-a (chashabhyah):
(1) Two Levites of the family of Merari (1 Ch 6:45; 9:14).
(2) A Levite who dwelt in Jerusalem at the time of Nehemiah (Neh 11:15).
(3) A son of Jeduthun (1 Ch 25:3).
(4) A Hebronite, chief of a clan of warriors who had charge of West Jordan in the interests of Yahweh and the king of Israel (1 Ch 26:30).
(5) A Levite who was a "ruler" (1 Ch 27:17).
(6) One of the Levite chiefs in the time of Josiah, who gave liberally toward the sacrifices (2 Ch 35:9). In 1 Esdras 1:9 it is "Sabias."
(7) A Levite whom Ezra induced to return from exile with him (Ezr 8:19). 1 Esdras 8:48 has "Asebias."
(8) One of the twelve priests set apart by Ezra to take care of the gold, the silver, and the vessels of the temple on their return from exile (Ezr 8:24; 1 Esdras 8:54, "'Assamias").
(9) Ruler of half of the district of "Keilah," who helped to repair the walls under Nehemiah (Neh 3:17), and also helped to seal the covenant (Neh 10:11; 12:24).
(10) A Levite (Neh 11:22).
(11) A priest (Neh 12:21).
J. J. Reeve
Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'hashabiah'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". - ISBE; 1915.

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