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Meaning: the work of Jehovah

This was the name of 7 biblical men.

  1. one of the Levites whom David appointed as porter for the ark (1 Chr. 15:18, 20)

  2. one of the “captains of hundreds” associated with Jehoiada in restoring king Jehoash to the throne (2 Chr. 23:1)

  3. the “king's son,” probably one of the sons of king Ahaz, killed by Zichri in the invasion of Judah by Pekah, king of Israel (2 Chr. 28:7)

  4. one who was sent by king Josiah to repair the temple (2 Chr. 34:8)

    He was governor (Hebrew: sar, rendered elsewhere in the Authorized Version “prince,” “chief captain,” “chief ruler”) of Jerusalem.

  5. the father of the priest Zephaniah (Jer. 21:1; 37:3)

  6. the father of the false prophet Zedekiah (Jer. 29:21)

  7. Maase'iah, refuge is Jehovah, a priest, the father of Neriah (Jer. 32:12; 51:59)