God of antiquity; God of rising

(before God), one of the Levites who with his family returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel. (Ezra 2:40; Nehemiah 7:43) He and his house are mentioned in history on three occasions – (Ezra 3:9; Nehemiah 9:4,5; 10:9) (B.C. 535-410.)

-1. A Levite Ezr 2:40; 3:9; Ne 7:43; 12:8,24 -2. A Levite who assisted in leading the devotions of the people Ne 9:4,5; 10:9

Before God; i.e., his servant, one of the Levites who returned with Zerubbabel from the Captivity (Neh. 9:4; 10:9; 12:8).