Bible Names H-M: Jedaiah
Jedaiah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) Invoker of Jehovah. The son of Shimri, a chief Simeonite
(2.) One of those who repaired the walls of Jerusalem
the return from Babylon (Neh. 3:10).
(3.) Knowing Jehovah. The chief of one of the courses
priests (1 Chr. 24:7).
(4.) A priest in Jerusalem after the Exile (1 Chr.
Jedaiah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
the hand of the Lord; confessing the Lord
Jedaiah in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Descendant of Simeon
-2. A returned exile
-3. A priest of the captivity
1Ch 9:10; 24:7; Ezr 2:36; Ne 7:39
-4. A priest who lived in Jerusalem after the return of the
Ne 11:10; 12:6,19; Zec 6:10,14
-5. Another priest, who returned from Babylon with Nehemiah
Jedaiah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. Head of the second course of priests, as they were
divided in the time of David. 1Ch 24:7 (B.C. 1014.) some of
them survived to return to Jerusalem after the Babylonish
captivity, as appears from Ezr 2:36; Ne 7:39
2. A priest in the time of Jeshua the high priest. Zec
6:10,14 (B.C. 536.)
Jedaiah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
(1) (yedha`yah, "Yah knows"):
(a) A priest in Jerusalem (1 Ch 9:10; 24:7).
(b) Ezr 2:36 = Neh 7:39, where "children of Jedaiah" are
mentioned = "Jeddu" in 1 Esdras 5:24.
(c) Jedaiah is among "the priests and the Levites" that
returned with Zerubbabel (Neh 11:10; 12:6,19).
(d) Another priest of the same name (Neh 12:7,21).
(e) One of the exiles whom Zechariah was commanded to send
with silver and gold to Jerusalem. Septuagint does not take
the word as a proper name (Zec 6:10,14)
(2) (yedhayah, "Yah throws" (?)):
(a) Father of a Simeonite prince (1 Ch 4:37).
(b) One of the repairers of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh 3:10).
David Francis Roberts
Jedaiah in Wikipedia
was a priest of ancient Israel after the order of Aaron,
during the reign of King David in the 10th century BCE.
Jedaiah lead the second of the 24 priestly divisions. The
biblical passage of 1 Chronicles 24 documents the division
of the priests during the reign of King David. These priests
were all descendants of Aaron, who had four sons: Nadab,
Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. However, Nadab and Abihu died
before Aaron and only Eleazar and Ithamar had sons. One
priest, Zadok, from Eleazar's descendants and another
priest, Ahimelech, from Ithamar's descendants were
designated to help create the various priestly orders.
Sixteen of Eleazar's descendants were selected to head
priestly orders while only eight of Ithamar's descendants
were so chosen. The passage states that this was done
because of the greater number of leaders among Eleazar's
descendants. Lots were drawn to designate the order of
ministering for the heads of the priestly orders when they
entered the temple. Since each order was responsible for
ministering during a different week, Jedaiah's order was
stationed as a watch at the Tabernacle during the second
week of the year on the Hebrew calendar.
The descendants of Jedaiah were regarded as one of the
"families of Israel." Another priest named Jedaiah,
presumably a descendant, is also named in a genealogy at 1
Chronicles 9:10. Jedaiah, son of Joiarib is mentioned in
Nehemiah 11:10 among those who settled in Jerusalem and two
priests named Jedaiah are listed in Nehemiah 12:6-7 among
the priests who returned from the Babylonian exile. Nehemiah
3:10 mentions Jedaiah, son of Harumaph, as one who made
repairs in the wall at Jerusalem near his own house.
Jedaiah Scripture - Nehemiah 12:7
Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These [were] the chief of the
priests and of their brethren in the days of Jeshua.
Jedaiah Scripture - Nehemiah 3:10
And next unto them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, even
over against his house. And next unto him repaired Hattush the
son of Hashabniah.
Jedaiah Scripture - Zechariah 6:10
Take of [them of] the captivity, [even] of Heldai, of Tobijah,
and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the
same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of
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