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(ay' teer) Personal name meaning either, “crippled” or “left-handed.” Clan of which 98 returned from Babylonian Exile with Zerubbabel about 537 B.C. (Ezra 2:16 ). They were Temple gatekeepers (Ezra 2:42 ). The head of the clan signed Nehemiah's covenant to keep God's Law (Nehemiah 10:17 ).

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Ater'. Holman Bible Dictionary.​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​a/ater.html. 1991.