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Jecamiah | Jecholiah | Jechonias | Jeconiah | Jeconias | Jedaiah | Jeddu | Jedeiah | Jedeus | Jedidah | Jedidiah


In Bible versions:

son of Shimri; ancestor of a large influential family of Simeon
son of Harumaph; a builder on the wall of Jerusalem
chief of a division of priests serving in David's sanctuary
son of Joiarib/Jehoiarib; a priest who returned with Zerubbabel
a priest who returned with Zerubbabel

the hand of the Lord; confessing the Lord


Strongs #03042: hydy [email protected]

Jedaiah = "praised of Jehovah"

1) a Simeonite, forefather of Ziza
2) son of Harumaph and one who took part in rebuilding the walls of

3042 Ydayah yed-aw-yaw'

from 3034 and 3050; praised of Jah; Jedajah, the name of two
see HEBREW for 03034
see HEBREW for 03050

Strongs #03048: hyedy [email protected]`yah

Jedaiah = "Jehovah has known"

1) a priest in Jerusalem
2) a man who returned with Zerubbabel
3) a ruler of the priests in the days of Jeshua
4) a post exilic priest
5) one honoured by Jehovah, perhaps one of the above

3048 Ykda`yah yed-ah-yaw'

from 3045 and 3050; Jah has known; Jedajah, the name of two
see HEBREW for 03045
see HEBREW for 03050

Jedaiah [EBD]

(1.) Invoker of Jehovah. The son of Shimri, a chief Simeonite (1 Chr. 4:37).

(2.) One of those who repaired the walls of Jerusalem after the return from Babylon (Neh. 3:10).

(3.) Knowing Jehovah. The chief of one of the courses of the priests (1 Chr. 24:7).

(4.) A priest in Jerusalem after the Exile (1 Chr. 9:10).

Jedaiah [NAVE]

1. Descendant of Simeon, 1 Chr. 4:37.
2. A returned exile, Neh. 3:10.
3. A priest of the captivity, 1 Chr. 9:10; 24:7; Ezra 2:36; Neh. 7:39.
4. A priest who dwelt at Jerusalem after the return of the captivity, Neh. 11:10; 12:6, 19; Zech. 6:10, 14.
5. Another priest, who returned from Babylon with Nehemiah, Neh. 12:7, 21.


(praise Jehovah).
  1. Head of the second course of priests, as they were divided in the time of David. (1 Chronicles 24:7) (B.C. 1014.) some of them survived to return to Jerusalem after the Babylonish captivity, as appears from (Ezra 2:36; Nehemiah 7:39)
  2. A priest in the time of Jeshua the high priest. (Zechariah 6:10,14) (B.C. 536.)


  1. A Simeonite, forefather of Ziza. (1 Chronicles 4:37)
  2. Son of Harumaph; a man who did his part in the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 3:10) (B.C. 446.)


JEDAIAH - je-da'-ya, je-di'-a:

(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

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