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PELATIAH (pĕl'a-tī'a, Heb. pelatyâh, Jehovah has delivered)

Hananiah’s son who descended from Shealtiel from the family of David (1Chr.3.21). He was the grandson of Zerubbabel.Ishi’s son who headed a Simeonite group that helped rid the area of the Amalekites (1Chr.4.42) in Hezekiah’s reign.One of those who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh.10.22).One of the princes of the people, son of Benaiah (Ezek.11.1). He along with others plotted evil and gave wicked advice in Jerusalem (Ezek.11.2). Ezekiel was instructed to prophesy against them, and while he was doing so Pelatiah fell dead (Ezek.11.13).

PELATIAH pĕl’ ə tī’ ə (פְּלוֹנִֽי, Yahweh delivers). 1. A descendant of Solomon, grandson of Zerubbabel (1 Chron 3:21).

2. A Simeonite who helped destroy the Amalekite remnant at Mount Seir in the time of Hezekiah (1 Chron 4:42).

3. Son of Benaiah, one of the two princes whom Ezekiel pictured as giving “wicked counsel” during the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem, and who fell dead while Ezekiel prophesied (Ezek 11:1, 13).

4. One who sealed the covenant under Nehemiah (Neh 10:22).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(pelatyah, "Yahweh delivers"):

(1) One who "sealed" the covenant (Ne 10:22).

(2) A descendant of Solomon, grandson of Zerubbabel (1Ch 3:21).

(3) A Simeonite, one of the captains who cleared out the Amalekites and dwelt on the captured land (1Ch 4:42,43).

(4) A prince of the people whom Ezekiel (in Babylon) pictures as `devising mischief’ and giving `wicked counsel’ in Jerusalem. He is represented as falling dead while Ezekiel prophesies (Eze 11:1,13). His name has the "-u," ending.

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