Pethahi'ah (Heb. Pethachyah', פַּתִחיָה, freed of Jehovah; Sept. , Φεθεϊvα, Ezr 10:23; Φεσσίας, Ne 9:5; Φαθαϊvα, 11:24; Φεθείας, 1Ch 24:16). The name of three men.
1. The head of the nineteenth course in David's division of the priests (1Ch 24:16). B.C. cir. 1020.
2. A Levite, who put away an idolatrous wife at the injunction of Ezra (Ezr 10:23), and joined in the hymn of praise and the covenant with Nehemiah (Ne 9:5). B.C. cir. 458.
3. A Hebrew, son of Meshezabeel, of the tribe of Judah, who acted as counsellor of Artaxerxes in matters concerning the Jews (Ne 11:24). B.C. cir. 446.