Shemaiah (shĕmˌāĪˈə) [key], in the Bible. 1 Prophet at the time of Rehoboam. 2 False prophet during the Captivity. 3 False prophet hired to discredit Nehemiah. 4 Descendant of Zerubbabel. 5 Scribe. 6 Korahite. 7 Levite in the time of Jehoshaphat. 8, 9 Levites in the time of Hezekiah. 10, 11 Chief Levites. 12, 13 Chief men in the Exile. 14, 15, 16, 17 Men present at the dedication of the wall. 18 Father of Urijah
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