Hoshaiah

HOSHAIAH (hō-shā'ya, Heb. hôsha‘yâh, Jehovah has saved)

The man who led half the princes of Judah and walked behind the chorus at the dedication of the wall of the city of Jerusalem (Neh.12.32).The father of Jezaniah (Jer.42.1) or Azariah (Jer.43.2), who opposed Jeremiah after the fall of Jerusalem (Jer.42.1-Jer.43.7). If Jaazaniah of 2Kgs.25.23 and Jer.40.8 is the same Jezaniah, this Hoshaiah was a Maacathite.


HOSHAIAH hō shā’ yâ (הוֹשַׁ֣עְיָ֔ה). 1. One of the princes of Judah who took part in the ceremonial procession at the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem (Neh 12:32).

2. The father of Azariah, one of the commanders of the people after the fall of Jerusalem who sought counsel from Jeremiah concerning remaining in Judah or going to Egypt (Jer 42:1; 43:2; cf. 2 Kings 25:23, 24). In Jeremiah 42:1 the MT reads Jezariah but the LXX Azariah in agreement with Jeremiah 43:2. See Azariah.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(hosha`yah, "whom Yahweh helpeth"):

(1) Father of Jezaniah (probably = Azariah, so the Septuagint; compare Jer 42:1 and 43:2 with 2Ki 25:23 and note similar letters in names in Hebrew), who with other leaders antagonized the policy and counsel of Jeremiah after the fall of Jerusalem (Jer 42:1-43:7).

(2) A man, probably of Judah, who led half of the princes of Judah in procession at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Ne 12:32).