HODEVAH. Alternate form of Hodaviah.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
ho-de’-va, ho’-de-va (hodhewah, hodheyah, "splendor of Yah"): A Levite and founder of a Levite family, seventy-four of whom returned from exile with Zerubbabel, 538 BC (Ne 7:43). the , margin gives as another reading "Hodeiah." In Ezr 2:40 he is called Hodaviah, of which Hodevah and Hodeiah are slight textual corruptions, and in Ezr 3:9 Judah, a name practically synonymous.