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Delaiah

also known as: Delayah, Delayahu

Meaning: freed by Jehovah; or “Yah has drawn”

This was the name of 5 biblical men…

  1. Delaiah, a priest

    He was the head of the 23rd division of the priestly order (1 Chronicles 24:18) and a contemporary with King David.

  2. Prince Delaiah of Judah, a son of Shemaiah

    He was one of the courtiers to whom Jeremiah’s first roll of prophecy was read (Jeremiah 36:12).

  3. Delaiah, the head of a family band of exiles that returned under Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (Ezra 2:60; Neh. 7:62)

  4. Delaiah, a descendant of Zerubbabel (1 Chronicles 3:24)
  5. Delaiah, a father who lived at the time of the prophet Nehemiah (Nehemiah 6:10)
Article Version: February 8, 2018

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