Ater

ATER (ā'tĕr)

The ancestor of an exiled family (Ezra.2.16; Neh.7.21).Ancestor of a family of gatekeepers who returned from exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra.2.42; Neh.7.45).The chief of the people who, with Nehemiah, sealed the covenant (Neh.10.17).


ATER ā’ tər (אָטֵ֥ר). 1. Ancestor of a family of porters who returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:16, 42; Neh 7:21, 45; 1 Esd 5:28; KJV JATAL, ASV ATAR).

2. Ancestor of a family that returned from the Babylonian Captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:16; 1 Esd 5:15; KJV ATEREZIAS).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(’aTer, "bound" (?)):

(1) The ancestor of a family of 98 persons who returned from Babylonian captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:16; Ne 7:21). the King James Version has "Ater of Hezekiah"; the Revised Version (British and American) of 1 Esdras 5:15 has "Ater of Ezekias," margin, "Ater of Hezekiah." the King James Version has "Aterezias."

(2) The head of a family of porters who returned from Babylon to Jerusalem (Ezr 2:42; Ne 7:45).