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NEKODA (nē-kō'da). The head of a family of temple servants (kjv Nethinim) who could not prove their Israelite descent at the return from Babylon (Ezra.2.48, Ezra.2.60; Neh.7.50, Neh.7.62).

NEKODA, nĭ kō’ də (נְקוֹדָ֖א). 1. Eponym of a family of Nethinim who returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:48; Neh 7:50; 1 Esd 5:31 KJV, ASV NOEBA).

2. Eponym of a family of returned exiles who were unable to prove their Israelite descent (Ezra 2:60; Neh 7:62; 1 Esd 5:37) (KJV NECODAN, ASV NEKODAN).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)


(1) Head of a family of Nethinim (Ezr 2:48; Ne 7:50; compare 1Esdras 5:31).

(2) Head of a family which failed to prove its Israelite descent (Ezr 2:60; Ne 7:62; compare 1Esdras 5:31,37). In the parallel verses of 1 Esdras the names are given thus: NOEBA and NEKODAN (which see).