Also of the Levites; Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah, (the same is
Kelita,) Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.
Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood
in their place.
And their brethren, Shebaniah, Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Dwarf, a Levite who assisted Ezra in expounding the law to the people (Nehemiah 8:7 ; 10:10 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(kih li' tuh) Personal name probably meaning, “crippled, dwarfed one,” but perhaps also meaning, “adopted one.” A Levite who assisted in interpreting the Law when it was read to the assembly of the people during the time of Ezra (Nehemiah 8:7 ) and who participated in the sealing of the covenant (Nehemiah 10:10 ). Kelita is perhaps a nickname for Kelaiah mentioned in Ezra 10:23 . There, Kelaiah (that is, the dwarf) gave up his foreign wife in accordance with the instructions of Ezra.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
KELITA . See Kelaiah.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
- Kelaiah, Kelita
Levite who had married a strange wife. Ezra 10:23 . He assisted Ezra in explaining the law and sealed the covenant. Nehemiah 8:7 ; Nehemiah 10:10 .
Kelaiah - the gloss is added ‘which is Kelita ’ (in 1 Es. Kelita appears in Nehemiah 8:7 as one of the Levites who assisted Ezra in expounding the Law (cf. It does not follow, however, that because Kelaiah was also called Kelita he is to be identified with this Kelita
Kelaiah - Also identified as Kelita (Ezra 10:23 ). See Kelita
Kelita - Kelita
Kela'Iah - (swift messenger of Jehovah ) = Kelita
Kelita - Kelita is perhaps a nickname for Kelaiah mentioned in Ezra 10:23