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HABAIAH or HOBAIAH ():

Head of a family of priests who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel; not being able to prove their genealogy, they were excluded from the priesthood (Ezra ii. 61; Neh. vii. 63). In I Esd. v. 38 the name is given as "Obdia."

E. G. H. M. Sel.
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