Pahath-moab

Pahath-moab (Pay´hath-moh´ab)

1 A leader of the postexilic community who signed the covenant to keep the law (Neh 10:14); he is probably understood as the head of the family groups below. He may also be the father of Hassub, one who worked to repair the walls of Jerusalem under Nehemiah (Neh 3:11). 2 A large family group with two branches (the “descendants of Jeshua” and the “descendants of Joab”) who returned with Zerubbabel from the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:6; Neh 7:11). 3 A much smaller family group who returned with Ezra (Ezra 8:4). 4 A family group of which eight members took foreign wives. All of these family groups may be parts of the same clan.

Neh 10:14

14The leaders of the people: Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani,

Neh 3:11

11Malchijah son of Harim and Hasshub son of Pahath-moab repaired another section and the Tower of the Ovens.

Ezra 2:6

6Of Pahath-moab, namely the descendants of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred twelve.

Neh 7:11

11Of Pahath-moab, namely the descendants of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred eighteen.

Ezra 8:4

4Of the descendants of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai son of Zerahiah, and with him two hundred males.

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