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Adaiah

Meaning: Jehovah has adorned

This was the name of 9 Israelite men:

  1. father of Jedidah (2 Kings 22:1)

    He was of Boscath (a place in the Kingdom of Judah). His grandson was King Josiah of Israel.

  2. A son of Ethan and one of the ancestors of Asaph named in 1 Chronicles 6:41-43.

  3. A son of a man named Shimei, a Benjamite (1 Chronicles 8:1, 21).

  4. A son of Jeroham and grandson of Pashur, and a descendant of Aaron, brother of Moses (1 Chronicles 9:10-12)

  5. the father of Maaseiah, one of the “captains of hundreds” associated with Jehoiada in restoring king Jehoash to the throne (2 Chronicles 23:1)

  6. a son of Bani who divorced his pagan wife after the Captivity (Ezra 10:29. His brothers Meshullam, Malluch, Jashub, and Sheal, and Ramoth did so also.

  7. another man named Adaiah who did the same / He was the son of Binnui, and along with his brothers, Shimei, Shelemiah, and Nathan divorced their pagan wives (Ezra 10:39).

  8. a man of royalty blood in the line of David (through Perez) / He was the father of Hazaiah, and the son of Joiarib, and grandson of Zechariah (Nehemiah 11:5).

  9. a Levite / the son of Jeroham, grandson of Pelaliah, and great, greatgrandson of Zechariah, son of Pashur (Nehemiah 11:12).

Author: Paul S. Taylor.