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HEBREW: 5718 hyde `Adayah or whyde `Adayahuw
NAVE: Adaiah
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In Bible versions:

a woman's name; King Josiah's grandmother
the son of Ethan (Gershom, Levi); ancestor of Asaph
the son of Shimei of Benjamin
son of Jeroham; a priestly leader of those returning from exile
father of Ma-Aseiah, a commander who helped enthrone Joash
an Israelite (Bani) who put away his heathen wife
an Israelite (Binnui) who put away his heathen wife
the son of Joiarib of Judah of pre-exile times
son of Jeroham; head of the priestly clan of Melchijah

the witness of the Lord


Strongs #05718: hyde `Adayah or whyde `Adayahuw

Adaiah = "Jehovah has adorned Himself"

1) maternal grandfather of king Josiah of Judah and native of Boscath
in the lowlands of Judah
2) a Gershonite Levite and ancestor of Asaph
3) a Benjamite, son of Shimhi
4) a priest, son of Jehoram
5) ancestor of Maaseiah, one of the captains who supported Jehoiada
6) a descendant of Bani who had a foreign wife in the time of Ezra
7) a descendant of another Bani who had a foreign wife in the time of
8) a descendant of Pharez of the tribe of Judah

5718 `Adayah ad-aw-yaw'

or mAdayahuw {ad-aw-yaw'-hoo}; from 5710 and 3050; Jah has
adorned; Adajah, the name of eight Israelites:-Adaiah.
see HEBREW for 05710
see HEBREW for 03050

Adaiah [NAVE]

1. Grandfather of Josiah, 2 Kin. 22:1.
2. A musician, 1 Chr. 6:41.
3. A priest, 1 Chr. 9:12; Neh. 11:12.
4. A Benjamite, 1 Chr. 8:21.
5. Father of Maaseiah, 2 Chr. 23:1.
6. Two sons of Bani, Ezra 10:29, 39.
7. Son of Joiarib, Neh. 11:5.


(adorned by Jehovah).
  1. Maternal grandfather of King Josiah, and native of Boscath in the lowlands of Judah. (2 Kings 22:1) (B.C. 648.)
  2. A Levite of the Gershonite branch, and ancestor of Asaph. (1 Chronicles 6:41) In v. (1 Chronicles 6:21) Heb Isa called IDDO.
  3. A Benjamite, son of Shimhi, (1 Chronicles 8:21) who is apparently the same as Shema in v. (1 Chronicles 8:13)
  4. A priest, son of Jehoram. (1 Chronicles 9:12; Nehemiah 11:12)
  5. Ancestor of Maaseiah, one of the captains who supported Jehoiada. (2 Chronicles 23:1)
  6. One of the descendants of Bani, who had married a foreign wife after the return from Babylon. (Ezra 10:29) (B.C. 459).
  7. The descendant of another Bani, who had also taken a foreign wife. (Ezra 10:39)
  8. A man of Judah, of the line of Pharez. (Nehemiah 11:5)


ADAIAH - a-da'-ya, a-di'-a (`adhayah, "Yahweh hath adorned"):

(1) Apparently the seventh of the nine sons of Shimei, who is apparently the same with Shema, who is the fifth of the sons of Elpaal, who is the second of the two sons of Shaharaim and Hushim (1 Ch 8:21). Shaharaim and his descendants are listed with the descendants of Benjamin, though his relations to Benjamin are not stated.

(2) A Levite; ancestor to David's singer Asaph, and a descendant of the fifth generation from Gershom (1 Ch 6:41).

(3) The father of Maaseiah, who was one of the captains of hundreds associated with Jehoiada the priest in making Joash king (2 Ch 23:1).

(4) A resident of Bozkath, and father of Jedidah the mother of King Josiah (2 Ki 22:1).

(5) A descendant of Judah through Perez. His great-great-grandson Maaseiah resided in Jerusalem after Nehemiah had rehabilitated the city (Neh 11:5).

(6) One of the men of Israel, not a priest or Levite, but "of the sons of Bani," who promised Ezra that he would part with his foreign wife (Ezr 10:29).

(7) The same man or another, in a different group of the sons of Bani (Ezr 10:39).

(8) One of the priests of the latest Bible times, mentioned with a partial genealogy (Neh 11:12; 1 Ch 9:12).

Willis J. Beecher

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