HOBAIAH (hō-bā'ya, Jehovah has hidden). Ancestor of some priests in Zerubbabel’s time (niv,
HOBAIAH. Alternate form of Habaiah.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
ha-ba’-ya, (cha-bhayah, chobhayah): A post-exilic priestly family which was unable to establish its pedigree. "Habaiah" is the form in
The head of a priestly family that returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel. Because they could not trace their genealogy, they were not permitted to serve in the priestly office (