All the Men of the Bible - Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Tobiah, Tobijah [Tōbī'ah,Tōbī'jah]—jehovah is good.
- A Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to instruct the people of Judah (2 Chron. 17:8).
- A founder of a tribal family the descendants of which returned from exile but were unable to trace their genealogy (Ezra 2:60; Neh. 7:62).
- An Ammonite who with Sanballat and others ridiculed the efforts of the Jews to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 2:10; 4:3, 7). This enemy of Nehemiah and of the Jews was silenced by the diligence of the people.
- A chief man whose posterity returned from exile (Zech. 6:10, 14). He it was who obtained the gold and silver for Joshua’s crown.
Devotional content drawn from All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer. Used with permission.