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Dictionaries :: Shephatiah

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Easton's Bible Dictionary


judged of the Lord. (1.) A son of David by Abital (2Sa 3:4).

(2.) A Benjamite who joined David at Ziklag (1Ch 12:5).

(3.) A Simeonite prince in David's time (1Ch 27:16).

(4.) One of Jehoshaphat's sons (2Ch 21:2).

(5.) Ezr 2:4.

(6.) Ezr 2:57; Neh 7:59.

(7.) One of the princes who urged the putting of Jeremiah to death (Jer 38:1-4).

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


the Lord that judges

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


shef-a-ti'-a, she-fat'-ya (shephaTyah, "Yah has judged"):

(1) A son of David, by Abital (2Sa 3:4; 1Ch 3:3).

(2) A Benjamite, father of Meshullam, of Jerusalem (1Ch 9:8).

(3) A Benjamite, who joined David at Ziklag (1Ch 12:5).

(4) A prince of the Simeonites in the time of David (1Ch 27:16).

(5) A son of King Jehoshaphat (2Ch 21:2).

(6) A family, 372 of whom returned with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:4; Ne 7:9); 80 more males of this family, with their head, returned with Ezra (Ezr 8:8).

(7) A servant of Solomon, 392 of whose descendants returned with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:57 f; Ne 7:59 f); "Saphat" in 1 Esdras 5:9 and "Saphatias" in 1 Esdras 8:34.

(8) A Perezzite (Judahite), some of whose descendants dwelt at Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah (Ne 11:4).

(9) A son of Mattan, a contemporary of Jeremiah (Jer 38:1).

Written by James Orr

Smith's Bible Dictionary


(judged by Jehovah).

(1.) The fifth son of David (2 Samuel 3:4; 1 Chronicles 3:3). (B.C. about 1050)

(2.) The family of Shephatiah, 372 in number, returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:4; Nehemiah 7:9; see also Ezra 8:8). (B.C. 536)

(3.) The family of another Shephatiah, who came up with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:4).

(4.) A descendant of Judah (Nehemiah 11:4).

(5.) One of the princes of Judah who counselled Zedekiah to put Jeremiah in the dungeon (Jeremiah 38:1). (B.C. 589)

(6.) One of the Benjamite warriors who joined David in his retreat at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:5). (B.C. 1054)

(7.) Chief of the Simeonites in the reign of David. 1 Chronicles 27:16).

(8.) Son of Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 21:2). (B.C. 887)


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