1. A seer in the time of Asa, 955-914 B. C. imprisoned for his fidelity. He was also the father of the prophet Jehu, 1 Kings 16:1-7 2 Chronicles 16:7-10 19:2 20:34.
2. A brother of Nehemiah, who brought to Babylon an account of the wretched state of the Jews then at Jerusalem, and afterwards had charge of the gates of the city, Nehemiah 1:1-3 7:2,3, B. C. 455.
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.