ma-a-se'-ya, ma-a-si'a (ma`aseyahu, "Yahweh's work"; Maassaia, and Massaias in the Septuagint): A name common in exilic and late monarchic times (Gray, H P N).
(1) A Levite musician named in connection with David's bringing up of the ark from the house of Obed-edom (1Ch 15:18,20).
(2) A Levite captain who aided Jehoiada at the coronation of Joash (2Ch 23:1).
(3) An officer of Uzziah (2Ch 26:11).
(4) Ahaz' son, slain by the Ephraimite, Zichri (2Ch 28:7).
(5) A governor of Jerusalem under Josiah (2Ch 34:8).
(6) (7) (8) (9) The name of 4 men, 3 of them priests, who had married foreign wives (Ezr 10:18,21-22,30).
(10) Father of Azariah, one of the builders of the wall (Ne 3:23).
(11) One of those who stood at Ezra's right hand during the reading of the Law (Ne 8:4).
(12) One of the expounders of the Law (Ne 8:7).
(13) One of those who took part in sealing the covenant (Ne 10:25).
(14) A Judahite inhabitant of Jerusalem (Ne 11:5), who in 1Ch 9:5 is called Asaiah.
(15) A Benjamite (Ne 11:7).
(16) (17) Name of two priests (Ne 12:41 f).
(18) A priest in Zedekiah's reign, father of a certain Zephaniah who interviewed the prophet Jeremiah (Jer 21:1; 29:25; 37:3).
(19) Father of the false prophet Zedekiah (Jer 29:21).
(20) A keeper of the threshold in the reign of Jehoiakim (Jer 35:4).
(21) Baaseiah (which see), a Kohathite name (1Ch 6:40), is probably a textual error for Maaseiah.
(22) the King James Version for Mahseiah, an ancestor of Baruch (Jer 32:12).
John A. Lees