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Beba-i


Beb’a-i (fatherly).

1. “Sons of Bebai,” 623 (Neh. 628) in number, returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel, Ezra 2:11; Neh. 7:16 (b.c. 536), and at a later period twenty-eight more under Zechariah, son of Bebai, returned with Ezra. Ezra 8:11. Four of this family had taken foreign wives. Ezra 10:28. The name occurs also among those who sealed the covenant. Neh. 10:15.

2. Father of Zechariah, who was the leader of the twenty-eight men of his tribe mentioned above.