MAASEIAH ( ma'a-se'ya.), (Heb. 1-3)1?.
mah-as-ay-yaw', or riri:V17_:, mah-as-ay-yaw'hoo, work of Jehovah).
1. A descendant of Jeshua, the priest, who put away his foreign wife after the captivity (Ezra x :18). (B. C. 459.) 2. A priest, one of the "sons" of Harim, who also divorced his foreign wife (Ezra x:2t) ; per haps the same as 11. (B. C. 459)• 3. A priest, one of the "sons" of Pashur, who divorced his wife after the return from Babylon (Ezra x :22). (B. C. 459.) 4. A layman,one of the "sons" of Pahath-moab, who put away his foreign wife after the cap tivity (Ezra x :30). (B. C. 459.) 5. Father of that Azariah who assisted in re pairing the walls of Jerusalem (Nell. iii :23). (B. C. 446.) 6. One of the chiefs of Israel who stood at ,he right hand of Ezra when thc law was read to the people: perhaps he is identical with (8.) (Nch. viii :4). (B. C. about 41o.) 7. A pricst who assistcd the Levites in in structing thc people in the law as it was read by Ezra (Neh. viii :7). (B. C. about' 41o.) 8. One of the chiefs who signed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh. x:25). (B. C. about 41o.) 9. Son of Baruch, a descendant of Judah (Neh. xi :5). In Chron. ix:5, he is apparently called ASAIAH. (B. C. 536.) 10. Son of Ithiel, a Benjamite, one of whose descendants lived in Jerusalem after the exile (Neh. xi :7). (B. C. before 536.)
11. Two priests of this name were musicians and participated in the celebration of the re building of the walls of Jerusalem (Neh. xii 42)• (B. C. 446.) 12. Father of Zephaniah, who was priest in the time of Zedckiah (Jer. xxix :25). (B. C. before 589.) 13. Father of the false prophet Zedekiah, who was denounced by the prophet (Jer. xxix:21). (B. C. before 589.) 14. One of the Levites appointed by David as gate keeper for the ark (1 Chron. xv :t8, 2o). (B. C. 1043.) 15. Son of Adaiah ; one of the captains of hundreds who helped Jehoiada to overthrow Athaliah and place Joash on the throne (2 Chron. xxiii :1). (B. C. 877.) le. A military officer of the, Levites, in the time of Uzziah (2 Chron. xxvi :Jr). (B. C. 8o8.) 17. A prince of the royal house,-probably the son of king Jotham,-who was killed in the in vasion of Judah by Zichri, of the tribe of Ephraim (2 Chron. xxviii :7). (B. C. about 738.) 18. A governor of Jerusalem in the reign of Josiah, sent by Josiah to repair the Temple (2 Chron. xxxiv :8). (B. C. 623.) 19. Son of Shallum ; a custodian of the Tem ple (Jer. xxxv :4). (B. C. 6o6.) 20. A priest, ancestor of Seraiah and Baruch, sons of Neriah (Jer. xxxii :12). (B. C. about 738.)