|Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia|
ho-sha'-ya (hosha`yah, "whom Yahweh helpeth"):
(1) Father of Jezaniah (probably = Azariah, so the Septuagint; compare Jeremiah 42:1 and 43:2 with 2 Kings 25:23 and note similar letters in names in Hebrew), who with other leaders antagonized the policy and counsel of Jeremiah after the fall of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 42:1-43:7).
(2) A man, probably of Judah, who led half of the princes of Judah in procession at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:32).
Hoshaiah (3 Occurrences)
Nehemiah 12:32 and after them went Hoshaiah, and half of the princes of Judah, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 42:1 Then all the captains of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least even to the greatest, came near, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 43:2 then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, You speak falsely: Yahweh our God has not sent you to say, You shall not go into Egypt to sojourn there; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)