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In Bible versions:

Jechiel: NET
a Levite porter for the ark in David's time
a Levite worship leader in David's time
a Levitical chief of the descendants of Ladan under King David
son of Hachmoni; attendant of King David's sons
son of King Jehoshaphat
an officer over the temple store house under King Hezekiah
a priest and a chief temple officer under King Josiah
father of Obadiah who led the clan of Joab back from exile
father of Shecaniah (Elam) (OS)
a layman of the Harim clan who put away his heathen wife
son of Ladan (Levi) and temple treasurer under King David
son of Heman the Levite in Hezekiah's time

the Lord liveth


Strongs #03174: hyxy Y@chiyah

Jehiah = "Jehovah lives"

1) doorkeeper of the ark at the time of its establishment in Jerusalem

3174 Ychiyah yekh-ee-yaw'

from 2421 and 3050; Jah will live; Jechijah, an
see HEBREW for 02421
see HEBREW for 03050

Strongs #03171: layxy Y@chiy'el or (\\#2Ch 29:14\\) lawxy Y@chav'el

Jehiel = "God lives"

1) a Levite and one of the chief musicians in the time of David
2) a Gershonite Levite who had charge of the treasures in the time
of David
3) son of Hachmoni and an officer of David and tutor of David's sons
4) a son of king Jehoshaphat of Judah put to death by his brother Jehoram
5) Hemanite who took part in the restoration of king Hezekiah
6) a Levite and overseer in the time of Hezekiah
7) a ruler of the temple during the reforms of Josiah
8) father of Obadiah of the sons of Joab in the time of Ezra
9) father of Shechaniah of the sons of Elam in the time of Ezra
10) a son of Elam who put away his foreign wife in the time of Ezra
11) a priest of the sons of Harim who also had to put away his
foreign wife in the time of Ezra

3171 Ychiy'el yekh-ee-ale'

or (2 Chron. 29:14) Ychavrel {yekh-av-ale'}; from 2421 and
410; God will live; Jechiel (or Jechavel), the name of eight
see HEBREW for 02421
see HEBREW for 0410

Strongs #03172: ylayxy Y@chiy'eliy

Jehieli = "God shall save alive" or "swept away of God"

1) a Gershonite Levite of the family of Laadan

3172 Ychiy'eliy yekh-ee-ay-lee'

patronymically from 3171; a Jechielite or descendant of
see HEBREW for 03171

Jehiel [EBD]

God's living one. (1.) The father of Gibeon (1 Chr. 9:35).

(2.) One of David's guard (1 Chr. 11:44).

(3.) One of the Levites "of the second degree," appointed to conduct the music on the occasion of the ark's being removed to Jerusalem (1 Chr. 15:18, 20).

(4.) A Hachmonite, a tutor in the family of David toward the close of his reign (1 Chr. 27:32).

(5.) The second of Jehoshaphat's six sons (2 Chr. 21:2).

(6.) One of the Levites of the family of Heman who assisted Hezekiah in his work of reformation (2 Chr. 29:14).

(7.) A "prince" and "ruler of the house of God" who contributed liberally to the renewal of the temple sacrifices under Josiah (2 Chr. 35:8).

(8.) The father of Obadiah (Ezra 8:9).

(9.) One of the "sons" of Elam (Ezra 10:26).

(10.) Ezra 10:21.

Jehiah [NAVE]

JEHIAH, a Levite, and doorkeeper of the ark, 1 Chr. 15:24.

Jehiel [NAVE]

1. A Levite porter, 1 Chr. 15:18.
Probably identical with Jehiah, above. 2. A Gershonite Levite, 1 Chr. 23:8; 29:8.
3. A companion of David's sons, 1 Chr. 27:32.
4. Son of Jehoshaphat, 2 Chr. 21:2.
5. Son of Heman, 2 Chr. 29:14.
6. A Levite overseer in the temple, 2 Chr. 31:13.
7. A priest who gave extraordinary offerings for the passover, 2 Chr. 35:8.
8. Father of Obadiah, Ezra 8:9.
9. Father of Shechaniah, Ezra 10:2.
10. Name of two priests who married idolatrous wives, Ezra 10:21, 26.

Jehieli [NAVE]

JEHIELI, son of Laadan, 1 Chr. 26:21, 22.


(Jehovah lives), "doorkeeper for the ark" at the time of its establishment in Jerusalem. (1 Chronicles 15:24) (B.C. 1043.)


(God lives).
  1. One of the Levites appointed by David to assist in the service of the house of God. (1 Chronicles 15:18,20; 16:5)
  2. One of the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, put to death by his brother Jehoram. (2 Chronicles 21:2,4) (B.C. 887.)
  3. One of the rulers of the house of God at the time of the reforms of Josiah. (2 Chronicles 35:8) (B.C. 623.)
  4. A Gershonite Levite, (1 Chronicles 23:8) who had charge of the treasures. ch. (1 Chronicles 28:8)
  5. A son of Hachmoni named in the list of David?s officers, (1 Chronicles 27:32) as "with the king?s sons," whatever that may mean.
  6. A Levite who took part in the restorations of King Hezekiah. (2 Chronicles 29:14) (B.C. 726.)
  7. Another Levite at the same period. (2 Chronicles 31:13)
  8. Father of Obadiah, of the Bene-Joab. (Ezra 8:9) (B.C. before 459.)
  9. One of the Bene-Elam, father of Shechaniah. (Ezra 10:2)
  10. A member of the same family, who himself had to part with his wife. (Ezra 10:26)
  11. A priest, one of the Bene-Harim, who also had to put away his foreign wife. (Ezra 10:21) (B.C. 459.)


(treasured of God), a perfectly distinct name from the last.
  1. A man described as father of Gibeon; a fore-father of King Saul. (1 Chronicles 9:35)
  2. One of the sons of Hotham the Aroerite; a member of David?s guard. (1 Chronicles 11:44) (B.C. 1046.)


(a Jehielite), according to the Authorized Version a Gershonite Levite of the family of Laadan. (1 Chronicles 26:21,22)


JEHIAH - je-hi'-a (yechiyah, "may Yahweh live!"): Keeper of the ark with Obed-edom (1 Ch 15:24), but in verse 18 the name is ye`i'el, JEIEL (which see)


JEHIEL; JEHIELI - je-hi'-el, je-hi'-e-li (yechi'el, "may God live!"):

(1) A Levite, one of the musicians appointed to play upon instruments at the bringing up of the ark by David (1 Ch 15:18,20; 16:5); (yechi'eli): A patronymic of this name (1 Ch 26:21,22), but Curtis (Chronicles, 286-87) reads "Jehiel (1 Ch 26:21) and he is brethren Zetham and Joel" (1 Ch 26:22); compare 1 Ch 23:8, where the three seem to be brothers. See (2) above.

(2) A Gershonite, head of a Levitical house (1 Ch 23:8; 29:8).

(3) Son of a Hachmonite; he was "with the king's (David's) sons," i.e. their tutor (1 Ch 27:32).

(4) A son of King Jehoshaphat (2 Ch 21:2).

(5) In 2 Ch 29:14 the King James Version, where Qere is yechu'el, the Revised Version (British and American) "Jehuel," a Hermanite Levite who took part in cleansing the temple in Hezekiah's reign.

(6) An overseer in Hezekiah's reign (2 Ch 31:13).

(7) One of the three "rulers" of the temple in Hezekiah's reign (2 Ch 35:8).

(8) Father of Obadiah, a returned exile (Ezr 8:9) = "Jezelus" of 1 Esdras 8:35.

(9) Father of Shecaniah (Ezr 10:2) = "Jeelus" of 1 Esdras 8:92. He was a "son" of Elam, and so probably the same as "Jehiel" in Ezr 10:26, one of those who had married foreign wives = "Jezrielus" of 1 Esdras 9:27.

(10) A "son" of Harim, and one of those who had married foreign wives (Ezr 10:21) = "Hiereel" of 1 Esdras 9:21.

(11) The King James Version in 1 Ch 9:35 = JEIEL (q.v. (2)).

(12) The King James Version in 1 Ch 11:44 = JEIEL (q.v. (3)).

David Francis Roberts


JEHUEL - je-hu'-el (Kethibh yechu'el; but Qere yechi'-el, i.e. "Jehiel" the King James Version, in 2 Ch 29:14): A Levite.

See JEHIEL, (5).

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