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Easton's Bible Dictionary


the work of Jehovah. (1.) One of the Levites whom David appointed as porter for the ark (1Ch 15:18,20).

(2.) One of the "captains of hundreds" associated with Jehoiada in restoring king Jehoash to the throne (2Ch 23:1).

(3.) The "king's son," probably one of the sons of king Ahaz, killed by Zichri in the invasion of Judah by Pekah, king of Israel (2Ch 28:7).

(4.) One who was sent by king Josiah to repair the temple (2Ch 34:8). He was governor (Heb. sar, rendered elsewhere in the Authorized Version "prince," "chief captain," chief ruler") of Jerusalem.

(5.) The father of the priest Zephaniah (Jer 21:1; 37:3).

(6.) The father of the false prophet Zedekiah (Jer 29:21).

Maase'iah, refuge is Jehovah, a priest, the father of Neriah (Jer 32:12; 51:59).

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


the work of the Lord

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


ma-a-se'-ya, ma-a-si'a (ma‘aseyahu, "Yahweh's work"; Maassaia, and Massaias in the Septuagint): A name common in exilic and late monarchic times (Gray, H P N).

(1) A Levite musician named in connection with David's bringing up of the ark from the house of Obed-edom (1Ch 15:18,20).

(2) A Levite captain who aided Jehoiada at the coronation of Joash (2Ch 23:1).

(3) An officer of Uzziah (2Ch 26:11).

(4) Ahaz' son, slain by the Ephraimite, Zichri (2Ch 28:7).

(5) A governor of Jerusalem under Josiah (2Ch 34:8).

(6) (7) (8) (9) The name of 4 men, 3 of them priests, who had married foreign wives (Ezr 10:18,21,22,30).

(10) Father of Azariah, one of the builders of the wall (Ne 3:23).

(11) One of those who stood at Ezra's right hand during the reading of the Law (Ne 8:4).

(12) One of the expounders of the Law (Ne 8:7).

(13) One of those who took part in sealing the covenant (Ne 10:25).

(14) A Judahite inhabitant of Jerusalem (Ne 11:5), who in 1Ch 9:5 is called Asaiah.

(15) A Benjamite (Ne 11:7).

(16) (17) Name of two priests (Ne 12:41 f).

(18) A priest in Zedekiah's reign, father of a certain Zephaniah who interviewed the prophet Jeremiah (Jer 21:1; 29:25; 37:3).

(19) Father of the false prophet Zedekiah (Jer 29:21).

(20) A keeper of the threshold in the reign of Jehoiakim (Jer 35:4).

(21) BAASEIAH (which see), a Kohathite name (1Ch 6:40), is probably a textual error for Maaseiah.

(22) the King James Version for Mahseiah, an ancestor of Baruch (Jer 32:12).

Written by John A. Lees

Smith's Bible Dictionary


(work of the Lord) the name of four persons who had married foreign wives. In the time of Ezra,

(1.) A descendant of Jeshua the priest (Ezra 10:18).

(2.) A priest, of the sons of Harim (Ezra 10:21).

(3.) A priest, of the sons of Pashur (Ezra 10:22).

(4.) One of the laymen, a descendant of Pahath‐moab (Ezra 10:30).

(5.) The father of Azariah (Nehemiah 3:23).

(6.) One of those who stood on the right hand of Ezra when he read the law to the people (Nehemiah 8:4).

(7.) A Levite who assisted on the same occasion (Nehemiah 8:7).

(8.) One of the heads of the people whose descendants signed the covenant with Nehemiah (Nehemiah 10:25).

(9.) Son of Baruch the descendant of Pharez the son of Judah (Nehemiah 11:5).

(10.) A Benjamite, ancestor of Sallu (Nehemiah 11:7).

(11.) Two priests of this name are mentioned (Nehemiah 12:41-42) as taking part in the musical service which accompanied the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem under Ezra. One of them is probably the same as No. 6.

(12.) Father of Zephaniah, who was a priest in the reign of Zedekiah (Jeremiah 21:1; 29:25; 37:3).

(13.) Father of Zedekiah the false prophet (Jeremiah 29:21).

(14.) One of the Levites of the second rank, appointed by David to sound "with psaltries on Alamoth." (1 Chronicles 15:18; 15:20).

(15.) The son of Adaiah, and one of the captains of hundreds in the reign of Joash king of Judah (2 Chronicles 23:1).

(16.) An officer of high rank in the reign of Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26:11). He was probably a Levite, comp: (1 Chronicles 23:4) and engaged in a semi‐military capacity.

(17.) The "king's son," killed by Zichri the Ephraimitish hero in the invasion of Judah by Pekah king of Israel, during the reign of Ahaz (2 Chronicles 28:7).

(18.) The governor of Jerusalem in the reign of Josiah (2 Chronicles 34:8).

(19.) The son of Shallum, a Levite of high rank in the reign of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 35:4) comp, 1 Chronicles 9:19.

(20.) A priest; ancestor of Baruch and Seraiah, the sons of Neriah (Jeremiah 32:12; 51:59).


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