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Holman Bible Dictionary
(kad' mih ehl) Personal name meaning, “God is of old” or “God goes before.” 1. Levite who returned from the Babylonian Exile with Zerubbabel. A representative of the line of Hodaviah (Ezra 2:40
; Nehemiah 7:43
has Hodevah), also known as the line of Judah ( Ezra 3:9
). Helped rebuild the Temple. 2. Levite who helped Ezra in the reaffirmation of the covenant after the return from the Exile (Nehemiah 9:4-5
. Levite who signed the covenant after the Exile (Nehemiah 10:9
). The relationship between these persons is unclear. They may all represent the same person or be father and son.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Kadmiel'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/k/kadmiel.html. 1991.