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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary


1. One of David's valiant men (1 Chronicles 11:41), the descendant of Ahlai, of the "children of Sheshan" (2:31).

2. A descendant of Tahath (7:21).

3. The son of Shemath. He conspired against Joash, king of Judah, and slew him (2 Chronicles 24:25, 26). He is called also Jozachar (2 Kings 12:21).

4. Ezra 10:27.

5. Ezra 10:33.

6. Ezra 10:43.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

dowry; endowed

Naves Topical Index

1. Son of Nathan
1 Chronicles 2:36-37

2. An Ephraimite
1 Chronicles 7:21

3. One of David's valiant men
1 Chronicles 11:41

4. An assassin of King Joash:

General references
2 Chronicles 24:26; 2 Chronicles 25:3-4

Called Jozachar
2 Kings 12:21

5. Three Israelites who divorced their Gentile wives
Ezra 10:27; Ezra 10:33; Ezra 10:43

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. Son of Nathan son of Attai, son of Ahlai Sheshan's daughter, (1 Chronicles 2:31-37) and hence called son of Ahlai. (1 Chronicles 11:41) (B.C. 1046.) He was one of David's mighty men but none of his deeds have been recorded. The chief interest connected with him is in his genealogy, which is of considerable importance in a chronological point of view.
  2. An Ephraimite, if the text of (1 Chronicles 7:21) Isa correct.
  3. Son of Shimeath, an Ammonitess; an assassin who, with Jehozabad, slew King Joash, according to (2 Chronicles 24:26) (B.C. 840); but in (2 Kings 12:21) his name is written, probably more correctly, JOZACHAR.
  4. A layman of Isr'l, of the sons of Zattu, who put away his foreign wife at Ezra's command. (Ezra 10:27) (B.C. 458.)
  5. One of the descendants of Hashum who had married a foreign wife after the captivity. (Ezra 10:33) (B.C. 458.)
  6. One of the sons of Nebo whose name is mentioned under the same circumstances as the two preceding. (Ezra 10:43)

Smith's Bible Dictionary

an Arab tribe who were attacked and spoiled by Jonathan, on his way back to Damascus from his fruitless pursuit of the army of Demetrius. 1 Macc. 12.31. Their name probably survives in the village of Zebdany , about 26 miles from Damascus.