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Bible Names H-M: Jadon


Jadon in Easton's Bible Dictionary judge, a Meronothite who assisted in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem (Neh. 3:7).

Jadon in Smiths Bible Dictionary (judge), the Meronothite, who assisted to repair the wall of Jerusalem. Ne 3:7 (B.C. 446.)

Jadon in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ja'-don (yadhon, perhaps "he will judge" or "plead"): One who helped to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem in company with the men of Gibeon and of Mizpah (Neh 3:7). He is called the "Meronothite," and another Meronothite is referred to in 1 Ch 27:30, but there is no mention of a place Meronoth. Jadon is the name given by Josephus (Ant., VIII, viii, 5; ix, 1) to "the man of God" from Judah who confronted Jeroboam as he burned incense at the altar in Bethel, and who was afterward deceived by the lie of the old prophet (1 Ki 13). Josephus may probably have meant Iddo the seer, whose visions concerning Jeroboam (2 Ch 9:29) led to his being identified in Jewish tradition with "the man of God", from Judah. James Crichton

Jadon in Wikipedia is a Hebrew name meaning "thankful" (according to Strong's Concordance) or "he will judge"[1]. It appears in the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament as the name of Jadon the Meronothite, one of the builders of the wall of Jerusalem in the Book of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 3:7). The Prophet Jadon. According to Flavius Josephus, Jadon is the name of a minor prophet in his Antiquities of the Jews VIII,8,5. In the Hebrew Bible it is referred to as the man of God (1 Kings 13:1 ). In the Lives of the Prophets he is called Joad. A Rabbinic tradition identifies him with Iddo.

Jadon Scripture - Nehemiah 3:7 And next unto them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne of the governor on this side the river.

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