(jih hi' ehl) Personal name meaning, “Let him live, O God.” 1. Apparently a variant name for Jehiah (1 Chronicles 15:18; compare
1 Chronicles 15:24). See Jehiah. 2. Levite musician who played the lute before the ark (1 Chronicles 15:20;
1 Chronicles 16:5). 3. A leading Levite (1 Chronicles 23:8). 4. Levite in charge of treasury for God's house under David (1 Chronicles 29:8; compare
1 Chronicles 26:20-22). 5. Guardian of the royal sons under David (1 Chronicles 27:32). 6. Son of King Jehoshaphat slain by his brother King Jehoram when the latter ascended to the throne (2 Chronicles 21:1-4). 7. Levite who helped purify the Temple under King Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:14) according to ancient Bible translations and scribal note; the written Hebrew text has Jehuel. Later, under Hezekiah possibly the same Jehiel served as an overseer in the Temple (2 Chronicles 31:13). 8. A leading priest under Josiah who distributed large offerings to the priests for their Passover offerings (2 Chronicles 35:8). 9. Father of man who returned with Ezra to Jerusalem from Babylon (Ezra 8:9). 10. Father of man who proposed that men with foreign wives divorce them in order not to tempt others to worship foreign gods under Ezra (Ezra 10:1-4). 11. Priest who agreed to divorce his foreign wife under Ezra (Ezra 10:21). 12. Layman who agreed to divorce his foreign wife under Ezra (Ezra 10:26).
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