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ZIZA (zĭ'za, Heb. zîzā’, abundance)

A son of Shiphi and descendant of Shemaiah. He was a Simeonite in the days of King Hezekiah, and, with others, he drove out the ancient inhabitants of Gedor, SW of Bethlehem, and took their land for pasture (1Chr.4.37-1Chr.4.41).A son of Rehoboam and brother of Abijah, kings of Judah (2Chr.11.20). His mother was Maacah (kjv Maachah), the favorite wife of his father.The second son of Shimei, a leading Gershonite Levite in the days of David (1Chr.23.10-1Chr.23.11 mof, neb, niv; Zina in 1Chr.23.10, Zizah in 1Chr.23.11jb, kjv, mlb, nasb, rsv).

ZIZA zī’ zə (זִיזָ֨א). A Simeonite chief, descended from Shemaiah (1 Chron 4:37).

2. A son of Rehoboam the king, by Maacah (2 Chron 11:20).

ZIZAH zī’ zə (זִיזָ֖ה) A Gershonite Levite, house of Shimei (1 Chron 23:11); called Zina in v. 10, prob. through a transcriptional error.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(ziza’, probably a childish reduplicated abbreviation or a term of endearment (Curtis, Chron., 369, quoting Noldeke in EB, III 3294)):

(1) A Simeonite chief (1Ch 4:37).

(2) A son of King Rehoboam, his mother being a daughter or grand-daughter of Absalom (2Ch 11:20).

(3) A probable reading for ZIZAH (which see).

A Gershonite Levite (1Ch 23:11); in verse 10 the name is "Zina" (zina’), while the Septuagint and Vulgate (Jerome’s Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) have "Ziza" (Ziza) in both verses, and one Hebrew manuscript has ziza’ in 1Ch 23:10. We should then probably read ziza’ in both verses, i.e. "Ziza."

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