1 The head of the family to which the nineteenth division of the priesthood was assigned in the time of David (1Chr 24:16). 2 A Levite who participated in Ezra’s penitential service (Neh 9:5). He was among those who agreed to divorce foreign wives (Ezra 10:23). 3 A Judahite of the time of Nehemiah, who was “at the king’s hand in all matters concerning the people” (Neh 11:24), which may mean that he served as an adviser on Jewish affairs at the Persian court.
16the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,
5Then the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, “Stand up and bless the Lord your God from everlasting ... View more
23Of the Levites: Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.
24And Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, of the descendants of Zerah son of Judah, was at the king's hand in all matters concerning the people.