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joz'-a-bad (yozabhadh, "Yahweh has bestowed"):
(1) A Gederathite, and one of David's recruits at Ziklag (1 Ch 12:4 (Hebrew 5)). He is named with the Benjamites, but possibly he was a native of the town Gedara in Southern Judah. See Curtis, Chronicles, 196.
(2), (3) Two Manassite captains who joined David at Ziklag (1 Ch 12:20 (Hebrew 21)).
(4) A Levite overseer in Hezekiah's time (2 Ch 31:13); may be the ancestor of the chief of the priests in 2 Ch 35:9 = "Joram" of 1 Esdras 1:9.
(5) A Levite (Ezr 8:33), mentioned again probably in Ezr 10:23; Neh 8:7; 11:16. The name in 1 Esdras 8:63 ( = Ezr 8:33) is "Josabdus" (the King James Version "Josabad").
(6) A priest who had married a foreign wife Ezr 10:22) = "Ocidelus" of 1 Esdras 9:22.
Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'jozabad'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". - ISBE; 1915.

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