1 A Levite opposed to Ezra’s reform policy of separating from foreign wives (Ezra 10:15). 2 A Levite who helped explain the law (Neh 8:7). 3 A Levite who conducted external business in the Temple of Jerusalem (Neh 11:16). All three definitions may refer to the same person, or 2 and 3 may be identical. The name also appears in (1Esd 9:14, 1Esd 9:48).
15Only Jonathan son of Asahel and Jahzeiah son of Tikvah opposed this, and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levites supported them.
7Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, helped the people to understan ... View more
16and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the leaders of the Levites, who were over the outside work of the house of God;
14Jonathan son of Asahel and Jahzeiah son of Tikvah undertook the matter on these terms, and Meshullam and Levi and Shabbethai served with them as judges.
48Jeshua and Anniuth and Sherebiah, Jadinus, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maiannas and Kelita, Azariah and Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, taught the law of ... View more