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Tobijah

TOBIJAH (tō-bī'ja, Heb. tôvîyâh, the Lord is good)

One of the Levites whom Jehoshaphat sent to teach the law in Judah (2Chr.17.7-2Chr.17.9).One of the exiles who returned to Jerusalem from Babylon bringing gold and silver from which Zechariah was instructed to make a crown for the high priest (Zech.6.9-Zech.6.15).


TOBIJAH tō bī’ jə (טוֹבִיָּ֖ה, Yahweh is good). 1. One of the Levites sent by King Jehoshaphat to teach the law of God in the cities of Judah (2 Chron 17:8).

2. One of a number of Israelites who came from Babylon to Jerusalem with gold and silver to make a crown for the high priest (Zech 6:10, 14).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(Tobhiyah, "Yahweh is good"):

(1) A Levite in the reign of Jehoshaphat whom the king sent to teach in the cities of Judah (2Ch 17:8; Tobhiyahu; the Septuagint omits).

(2) One of a party of Jews that came from Babylon to Jerusalem with gold and silver for a crown for Zerubbabel and Joshua, or for Zerubbabel alone (Zec 6:10,14). The crown was to be stored in the temple in remembrance of the donors (the Septuagint in both passages translates Tobiyah by chresimoi, i.e. Tobheyha).