Hashabi'ah (Heb. Chashabyah', חֲשִׁביָה [and in 1Ch 25:3; 1Ch 26:20; 2Ch 35:9, the prolonged form Chashabya'hu, חֲשִׁבַיָהוּ], regarded by Jehovah; Sept. Α᾿σεβί, Α᾿σώβ, Α᾿σεβίας, Α᾿σαβία, etc.), the name of at least nine descendants of Levi.
1. Son of Amaziah and father of Malluch, of the family of Merari (1Ch 6:45). B.C. long ante 1014.
2. A son of Jeduthun, appointed by David over the twelfth course of Levitical singers (1Ch 25:3,19). B.C. 1014.
3. Son of Kemuel, of Hebron, appointed by David at the head of the officers to take charge of the sacred revenue west of the Jordan (1Ch 26:30; 1Ch 27:17). B.C. 1014.
4. One of the chief Levites who made voluntary offerings of victims for the renewal of the Temple services under Josiah (2Ch 35:9). B.C. 623.
5. Son of Bunni and father of Azrikam, of the family of Merari (1Ch 9:14; Ne 11:15). B.C. considerably ante 440.
6. Son of Mattaniah and father of Bani, Levites (Ne 11:22). B.C. ante 440. 7. One of the chief priests entrusted by Ezra with the bullion and other valuables for the sacred vessels at Jerusalem (Ezr 8:24). He is probably the same whose father Hilkiah is mentioned in Ne 12:21. B.C. 536.
8. A descendant of Merari, who complied with Ezra's summons for persons to perform the proper Levitical functions at Jerusalem (Ezr 8:19). B.C. 536.
9. A chief of the Levites (Ne 12:24), "ruler of the half part of Keilah," who repaired part of the walls of Jerusalem (Ne 3:17), and subscribed the covenant of fidelity to Jehovah (Ne 10:11). B.C. 446-410.