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REAIAH, REAIA (rē-ā'ya, Heb. re’āyâh, God has seen)

The eponym of a Calebite family (1Chr.4.2).A Reubenite (1Chr.5.5).The family name of a company of temple servants (kjv Nethinim) (Ezra.2.47; Neh.7.50).

REAIAH rĕ ă’ yə (רְאָיָ֤ה; LXX ̔Ραιά, plus variations, meaning God has seen). 1. A descendant of Judah; his father was Shobal and his son was Jahath (1 Chron 4:2). Perhaps he is also referred to in 1 Chronicles 2:52, where Shobal is the father of Haroeh.

2. A descendant of Reuben; his father was Micah and his son was Baal (1 Chron 5:5).

3. Head of a family of Temple servants who returned with Zerubbabel from exile in Babylon (Ezra 2:47 and Neh 7:50; cf. 1 Esd 5:31 where a similar genealogy has Jairus in the position occupied by Reaiah in Ezra 2:47 and Neh 7:50).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

re-a’-ya, re-i’-a (re’ayah, "Yah has seen"; Septuagint: Codex Vaticanus, Rhada, A, Rheia):

(1) The eponym of a Calebite family (1Ch 4:2). The word "Reaiah" should probably be substituted for "Haroeh" in 1Ch 2:52, but both forms may be corruptions.

(2) A Reubenite (1Ch 5:5, the King James Version "Reaia").

See Joel.

(3) The family name of a company of Nethinim (Ezr 2:47; Ne 7:50 = 1Esdras 5:31).