Delaiah

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Delaiah ” means freed by Jehovah

  1. A priest in the time of David, leader of the twenty-third course of priests. (1 Chronicles 24:18) (B.C. 1014.)
  2. "Children of Delaiah" were among the people of uncertain pedigree who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel. (Ezra 2:60; Nehemiah 7:62) (B.C. 536.)
  3. Son of Mehetabeel and father of Shemaiah. (Nehemiah 6:10) (B.C. before 410.)
  4. Son of Shemaiah, one of the "princes" about the court of Jehoiakim. (Jeremiah 36:12,25) (B.C. 604.)
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