ja'-hath (yachath, perhaps for yachteh, yachatheh, "he (God) will snatch up"):

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(1) Son of Reaiah, son of Shobal, a descendant of Judah, and father of Ahumai and Lahad, the families of the Zorathites (1Ch 4:2).

(2) A frequent name for a descendant of Levi:

See also the McClintock and Strong Biblical Cyclopedia.

(a) Son of Libni, son of Gershom, the eldest son of Levi (1Ch 6:20,43 (Heb 6:5,20), where "son of Libni" is omitted).

(b) Son of Shimei, son of Gershom (1Ch 23:10 f).

(c) One of the "sons" of Shelomoth, a descendant of Izhar, son of Kohath, the second son of Levi (1Ch 24:22).

(d) A descendant of Merari, the third son of Levi, and an overseer in the repairing of the temple in the reign of Josiah (2Ch 34:12).

James Crichton

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