also known as: Delayah, Delayahu
Meaning: freed by Jehovah; or “Yah has drawn”
This was the name of 5 biblical men…
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.
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).
Delaiah, the head of a family band of exiles that returned under Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (Ezra 2:60; Neh. 7:62)
- Delaiah, a descendant of Zerubbabel (1 Chronicles 3:24)
- Delaiah, a father who lived at the time of the prophet Nehemiah (Nehemiah 6:10)
Article Version: February 8, 2018