(Zeb·a·diʹah) [May Jehovah Endow].
4. Joab’s nephew and chief of the fourth monthly rotational army division. His being ‘after his father Asahel’ may indicate that he succeeded to the post after Asahel was put to death. (2Sa 2:23) Or if these monthly courses were organized after Asahel’s death, then it could mean that Zebadiah was put over a division named after Asahel.—1Ch 27:1, 7; see ASAHEL No. 1.
5. A gatekeeper involved in David’s organization of the Levitical services; son of Meshelemiah, a Korahite.—1Ch 26:1, 2.
6. One of the Levites whom Jehoshaphat in his third year, 934 B.C.E., dispatched to teach Jehovah’s law in the cities of Judah.—2Ch 17:7-9.
7. A leader of the house of Judah, son of Ishmael, among those whom King Jehoshaphat appointed over legal cases.—2Ch 19:8-11.
9. One of the priests of the house of Immer who was among those encouraged by Ezra to dissolve their foreign marriage alliances.—Ezr 10:19, 20.