(Ja·ha·ziʹel) [God sees].
1. Third-listed son of Hebron, a Kohathite of the tribe of Levi.—1 Chron. 23:6, 12, 19; 24:23.
2. One of the mighty men who joined David at Ziklag.—1 Chron. 12:1, 4.
3. One of the priests with trumpets stationed before the ark of the covenant after David had it brought to Jerusalem.—1 Chron. 16:1, 6.
4. The Levite who was empowered by Jehovah’s spirit to speak words of encouragement to King Jehoshaphat and the congregation when they were threatened by a superior force of the enemy. “Here is what Jehovah has said to you, ‘Do not you be afraid or be terrified because of this large crowd,’” Jahaziel declared, “ ‘for the battle is not yours, but God’s. . . . You will not need to fight in this instance. Take your position, stand still and see the salvation of Jehovah in your behalf.’” (2 Chron. 20:14-17) Jahaziel was the son of Zechariah, a descendant of Asaph of the Gershom (Gershon [Gen. 46:11]) family of Levites, hence not a priest.—1 Chron. 6:39-43.
5. The father of Shecaniah, who was one of those returning to Jerusalem with Ezra in 468 B.C.E.—Ezra 8:1, 5.