Masseiah


1. A Levite musician in the company of singers who were with David when he brought up the Ark from the house of Obed-edom (1 Chron 15:18, 20, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָ֡הוּ).

2. One of the military officers who entered into a covenant with Jehoiada the high priest when Queen Athaliah was overthrown and the boy King Joash (c. 837-800 b.c.) was enthroned (2 Chron 23:1, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָ֡הוּ).

3. An officer of King Uzziah (c. 783-742 b.c.) who prepared lists of fighting men for the king (2 Chron 26:11, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָ֡הוּ).

4. A son of King Ahaz of Judah (c. 735-715 b.c.) who was slain by the Ephraimite Zichri in the Syro-Ephraimitic war against Pekah of Israel and Rezin of Judah (28:7, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָ֡הוּ).

5. Governor of Jerusalem under Josiah (c. 640-609 b.c.) who was commanded to repair the Temple (34:8, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָ֡הוּ).

6. Father of Zedekiah the prophet who clashed with Jeremiah (Jer 29:21, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָ֡הוּ).

7. Father of Zephaniah the priest whom Zedekiah sent to Jeremiah (Jer 21:1; 29:25; 37:3, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָה).

8. A doorkeeper of the Temple at Jerusalem in the days of Jeremiah (Jer 35:4, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָ֡הוּ), prob. a Levite.

9. An inhabitant of Judah resident in Jerusalem in postexilic times (Neh 11:5, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָ֡הוּ).

10. A Benjamite ancestor of one of the inhabitants of postexilic Jerusalem (11:7, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָ֡הוּ).

11. One of the priests who married a foreign wife in the days of Ezra, of the family of Jeshua the high priest (Ezra 10:18; 1 Esd 9:19, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָה).

12. Another priest of the family of Harim, who married a foreign wife in the days of Ezra (Ezra 10:21; 1 Esd 9:21, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָה).

13. Another priest like 11 and 12 above, of the family of Pashur (Ezra 10:22; 1 Esd 9:22, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָה).

14. A layman who married a foreign wife in the days of Ezra (Ezra 10:30; cf. 1 Esd 9:31, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָה).

15. The ancestor of Azariah who helped to build the wall of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s time (Neh 3:23, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָה).

16. One of the “chiefs of the people” who signed the covenant of Ezra (Neh 10:25, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָה), possibly the same as 14 above and 17 below.

17. One of those who stood at Ezra’s right hand when the law was read in Nehemiah’s day (Neh 8:4). In 1 Esdras 9:43 he is called Baalsamus.

18. One of the Levites who expounded the law to the people following Ezra’s reading (Neh 8:7, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָה) (cf. 1 Esd 9:48).

19. A priest associated with ceremonies when the walls which Nehemiah rebuilt were dedicated (Neh 12:41, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָה).

20. Another priest who shared the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem (Neh 12:42, מַֽעֲשֵׂיָה). It is not clear whether the persons noted in 19 and 20 are the same as those noted in 11, 12 and 13. The name was a very common one.