Hel'dai (Heb. Chelday', חֶלדִי, worldly; Sept. Χολδαϊv, but οἱ ἄρχοντες in Zec 6:10; Vulg. Holdai), the name of two men.
1. A Netophathite and descendant of Othniel, chief of the twelfth division (24,000) of David's forces (1Ch 27:15). B.C. 1014. In 1Ch 11:30 (where he is called HELED) his father's name is said to be Baanahb; and in the parallel passage (2Sa 23:29) he is called HELEB.
2. One of those lately returned from the Captivity whom the prophet Zechariah was directed to take with him when he went to crown the high- priest Joshua, as a symbol of the future Messiah's advent (Zec 6:10). B.C. 520. In ver. 14 the name is written HELEM.