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Meaning: God has gratified me, or is gracious

This was the name of three biblical men:

  1. One of the sons of Heman (1 Chronicles 25:4, 25).

  2. A prophet who was sent to rebuke king Asa for entering into a league with Benhadad I, king of Syria, against Judah (2 Chronicles 16:1-10). He was probably the father of the prophet Jehu (1 Kings 16:7).

  3. Probably a brother of Nehemiah (Neh. 1:2; 7:2), who reported to him the melancholy condition of Jerusalem. Nehemiah afterwards appointed him to have charge of the city gates.