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PELAIAH (pē-lā'ya, Heb. pelā’yâh, Jehovah is wonderful)

Elioenai’s son from Judah’s royal house (1Chr.3.24).The Levite who aided Ezra in explaining the law (Neh.8.7) and later sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh.10.10).

PELAIAH pĭ lā’ yə (פְּלָאיָה). 1. A son of Elioenai, one of the distant descendants of David (1 Chron 3:24).

2. A Levite who was present when Ezra read the law to the people and who helped expound it to the people (Neh 8:7; 10:10; 1 Esd 9:48 [KJV BIATAS, bī’ e tes, ASV PHALIAS, fâl’ ĭ es]).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

pe-la’-ya, pe-li’-a (pela’yah):

(1) A son of Elioenai, of the royal house of Judah (1Ch 3:24).

(2) A Levite who assisted Ezra by expounding the Law (Ne 8:7), and was one of those who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (10:10). He is called "Phalias" in 1 Esdras 9:48 (Revised Version).

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