Bible Names A-G: Adin
Adin in Easton's Bible Dictionary
effeminate. (1.) Ezra 8:6. (2.) Neh. 10:16.
Adin in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Ezra 2:15; Ezra 8:6.
2. Nehemiah 10:16.
Adin in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Adin in Naves Topical Bible
A Jewish captive
Ezr 2:15; 8:6; Ne 7:20
Adin in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(dainty, delicate), ancestor of a family who returned form
Babylon with Zerubbabel, to the number of 454, Ezr 2:15 or 655
according to the parallel list in Ne 7:20 (B.C. 536.) They
joined with Nehemiah in a covenant to separate themselves from
the heathen. Ne 10:16 (B.C. 410.)
Adin in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
a'-din (`adhin, "adorned"): The name of a family, "the sons
of Adin" (Ezr 2:15; 8:6; Neh 7:20; 10:16; 1 Esdras 5:14;
8:32), mentioned among the returning exiles. The list in Ezr
2 is placed in the midst of the narrative concerning
Zerubbabel, but its title and Its contents show that it also
includes the later Jewish immigrants into Israel. The list
in Neh 7 is a duplicate of that in Ezr, but with variations;
most of the variations are naturally accounted for by
supposing that one copy was made later than the other and
was brought up to date. In Ezr and 1 Esdras the number of
the sons of Adin is said to be 454; in Neh it is 655. The 50
males, led by Ebed the son of Jonathan, who came with Ezr,
may or may not have been included in the numbers just
mentioned. Among the names of those who sealed the covenant
along with Neh are 44 that are placed under the caption "the
chiefs of the people" (Neh 10:14-26), and nearly half of
these are the family names of the list in Ezr 2 and Neh 7.
It is natural to infer that in these cases a family sealed
the covenant collectively through some representative. In
that case the Adin here mentioned is the same that is
mentioned in the other places.
See also ADINU.
Adin in Wikipedia
Who's Who in the Old Testament together with the Apocrytha by
Joan Comay states that Adin (Heb. 'delicate')1. date unknown.
Ancestor of a family of Judah who returned with Zerubbabel
from Exile in Babylon. Ezra 2:15; 8:6; Nehemiah 7:20.
Adin Scripture - Ezra 2:15
The children of Adin, four hundred fifty and four.
Adin Scripture - Ezra 8:6
Of the sons also of Adin; Ebed the son of Jonathan, and with
him fifty males.
Adin Scripture - Nehemiah 10:16
Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,
Adin Scripture - Nehemiah 7:20
The children of Adin, six hundred fifty and five.
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