Pethahiah (Peth´uh-hi´uh)

1 The head of the family to which the nineteenth division of the priesthood was assigned in the time of David (1Chr 24:16). 2 A Levite who participated in Ezra’s penitential service (Neh 9:5). He was among those who agreed to divorce foreign wives (Ezra 10:23). 3 A Judahite of the time of Nehemiah, who was “at the king’s hand in all matters concerning the people” (Neh 11:24), which may mean that he served as an adviser on Jewish affairs at the Persian court.

1Chr 24:16

16the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,

Neh 9:5

5Then the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, “Stand up and bless the Lord your God from everlasting ... View more

Ezra 10:23

23Of the Levites: Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.

Neh 11:24

24And Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, of the descendants of Zerah son of Judah, was at the king's hand in all matters concerning the people.

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