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HATTUSH (hăt'ŭsh, Heb. hattûsh, meaning unknown)

A descendant in the royal line of Judah in the fifth generation from Zerubbabel (1Chr.3.22).A descendant of David who returned from Babylon with Ezra (Ezra.8.2).A worker on the wall of Jerusalem (Neh.3.10); perhaps the same as no. 2.One of those who sealed the covenant (Neh.10.4); perhaps the same as no. 2 or 3.A priest who returned with Zerubbabel (Neh.12.2).

HATTUSH hăt’ ush (חַטּֽוּשׁ). 1. A descendant of David who returned with Ezra (1 Chron 3:22; Ezra 8:2; 1 Esd 8:29, KJV “Lettus,” ASV “Attus”).

2. One who helped repair the wall of Jerusalem under Nehemiah (Neh 3:10).

3. One of those who signed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh 10:4; 12:2).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)


(1) Son of Shemaiah, a descendant of the kings of Judah, in the 5th generation from Zerubbabel (1Ch 3:22). He returned with Zerubbabel and Ezra from Babylon to Jerusalem (Ezr 8:2; Ne 12:2). (There is some doubt as to whether the Hatrush of the lineage of David and the priest of the same name, mentioned in Ne 10:4 and 12:2, are one and the same.) He was one of those who signed the covenant with Nehemiah (Ne 10:4).

(2) Son of Hashabneiah; aided Nehemiah to repair the walls of Jerusalem (Ne 3:10).

Horace J. Wolf