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shef-a-ti'-a, she-fat'-ya (shephaTyah, "Yah has judged"):
(1) A son of David, by Abital (2 Sam 3:4; 1 Ch 3:3).
(2) A Benjamite, father of Meshullam, of Jerusalem (1 Ch 9:8).
(3) A Benjamite, who joined David at Ziklag (1 Ch 12:5).
(4) A prince of the Simeonites in the time of David (1 Ch 27:16).
(5) A son of King Jehoshaphat (2 Ch 21:2).
(6) A family, 372 of whom returned with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:4; Neh 7:9); 80 more males of this family, with their head, returned with Ezra (Ezr 8:8).
(7) A servant of Solomon, 392 of whose descendants returned with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:57 f; Neh 7:59 f); "Saphat" in 1 Esdras 5:9 and "Saphatias" in 1 Esdras 8:34.
(8) A Perezzite (Judahite), some of whose descendants dwelt at Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah (Neh 11:4).
(9) A son of Mattan, a contemporary of Jeremiah (Jer 38:1).
James Orr
Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'shephatiah'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". - ISBE; 1915.

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