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iddo in Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) Timely (1 Chr. 6:21). A Gershonite Levite. (2.) Lovely. The son of Zechariah (1 Chr. 27:21), the ruler of Manasseh in David's time. (3.) Timely. The father of Ahinadab, who was one of Solomon's purveyors (1 Kings 4:14). (4.) Lovely. A prophet of Judah who wrote the history of Rehoboam and Abijah (2 Chr. 12:15). He has been identified with Oded (2 Chr. 15:1). (5.) Lovely. The father of Berachiah, and grandfather of the prophet Zechariah (Zech. 1:1, 7). He returned from Babylon (Neh. 12:4).

iddo in Smith's Bible Dictionary

(timely or lovely). 1. The father of Abinadab. #1Ki 4:14| 2. A descendant of Gershom, son of Levi. #1Ch 6:21| 3. Son of Zechariah, ruler of the tribe of Manasseh east of Jordan in the time of David. #1Ch 27:21| (B.C. 1014.) 4. A seer whose "visions" against Jeroboam incidentally contained some of the acts of Solomon. #2Ch 9:29| He appears to have written a chronicle or story relating to the life and reign of Abijah. #2Ch 13:22| (B.C. 961.) 5. The grandfather of the prophet Zechariah. #Zec 1:1,7| 6. The chief of those who assembled at Casiphia at the time of the second caravan from Babylon. He was one of the Nethinim. #Ezr 8:17| comp. Ezra 8:20 (B.C. 536.)

iddo in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

ID'DO . The name occurs six times in the A.V., but is the uniform rendering of three different names. 1. (timely). A prophet who is quoted as the author of an historical writing, 2 Chr 12:15; 2 Chr 13:22; also of visions against Jeroboam. 2 Chr 9:29. 2. The grandfather of the prophet Zechariah. Zech 1:1, Zech 1:7. 3. The father of Abinadab. 1 Kgs 4:14. 4. A Gershonite Levite. 1 Chr 6:21, 5. (calamity). A Nethinim chief. Ezr 8:17. 6. (favorite). A ruler of Manasseh. 1 Chr 27:21.

iddo in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

1. 1 Kings 4:14. 2. 1 Chronicles 6:21. ADAIAH in 1 Chronicles 6:41; Ezra 10:39. 3. 1 Chronicles 27:21. 4. Yedoi or Yedo. A "seer" whose "visions against Jeroboam the son of Nebat" contained notices of Solomon's life (2 Chronicles 9:29). His work "concerning genealogies" recorded "acts of Rehoboam" (2 Chronicles 12:15). His "story" or commentary recorded the "acts, ways, and sayings of Abijah" (2 Chronicles 13:22). His writings doubtless are embodied in Chronicles, so far as the Spirit of God saw them suited to form part of the inspired word. Tradition identifies him with the "man of God" who denounced Jeroboam's calf altar at Bethel (1 Kings 13), which 2 Chronicles 9:29 favors; also with Oded which resembles his name (2 Chronicles 15:1). 5. Grandfather of Zechariah (Zechariah 1:1; Zechariah 1:7; Ezra 5:1; Ezra 6:14, "son" here means grandson). Returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 12:4; Nehemiah 12:12; Nehemiah 12:16). 6. Chief of those who met at Casiphia to join in the second caravan returning under Ezra (Ezra 8:17; Ezra 8:20) in the reign of Artaxerxes Longimanus, 458 B.C. Iddo was one of the 220 Nethinims who joined in the return.