Hodaviah (Hod´uh-vi´uh; Heb., “praise Yah[weh]”)

1 A son of Elioenai; a descendant of Judah and the royal lineage through Zerubbabel (1Chr 3:24). 2 A clan leader of the eastern half-tribe of Manasseh (1Chr 5:24). 3 A descendant of Benjamin (1Chr 9:7). 4 A levitical family group (“descendants of Hodaviah”) who returned from the Babylonian captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:40); a corresponding passage reads “sons of Judah” (Ezra 3:9). The family group is also called Hodevah, a variant spelling of the same name (Neh 7:43).

1Chr 3:24

24The sons of Elioenai: Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani, seven.

1Chr 5:24

24These were the heads of their clans: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty warriors, famous men, heads of their clans.

1Chr 9:7

7Of the Benjaminites: Sallu son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hassenuah,

Ezra 2:40

40The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the descendants of Hodaviah, seventy-four.

Ezra 3:9

9And Jeshua with his sons and his kin, and Kadmiel and his sons, Binnui and Hodaviah along with the sons of Henadad, the Levites, their sons and kin, together t ... View more

Neh 7:43

43The Levites: the descendants of Jeshua, namely of Kadmiel of the descendants of Hodevah, seventy-four.

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