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Hebrew: חֶלְדַּי —transliteration: Chelday

This is the name of two biblical men.

  1. Heldai, the Netophathite

    also known as: Heleb

    This is the Heldai of 1 Chronicles 27:15, also known as Heleb (2 Samuel 23:29).

    He was one of King David’s captains.

    The twelfth, for the twelfth month was Heldai the Netophathite of Othniel; and in his division were twenty-four thousand. —1 Chronicles 27:15 NASB

  2. Heldai, a returned exile

    This is the Heldai of Zechariah 6:10 who returned from captivity in Babylon.

    Take an offering from the exiles, from Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah; and you shall go the same day and enter the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, where they have arrived from Babylon. —Zechariah 6:10 NASB

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Article Version: July 13, 2021