Pahath-moab in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
pa'-hath-mo'-ab (pachath mo'abh, "sheik of Moab"; in I Esdras
5:11; 8:31, "Phaath Moab"): A Jewish clan probably named after
an ancestor of the above title. Part of the clan returned with
Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:6; compare Neh 7:11) under two family names,
Jeshua and Joab; and a part came back with Ezra (Ezr 8:4).
Hashub, a "son of Pahath-moab," is named among the repairers
of both the wall and the "tower of the furnaces" at Jerusalem
(Neh 3:11). It is the name of one of the signatories "sealing"
the "sure covenant" of Neh 9:38 (Neh 10:14). Some of the sons
of this name had taken "strange wives" (Ezr 10:30)