Jedaiah (Ji-day´yuh; Heb., “Yah[weh] knows” or “Yah[weh] is praise”)

An OT name borne by several Levites; it is difficult to separate these names since some may refer to the same person or family group. 1 A descendant of Aaron and head of the second group of priests (1Chr 24:7); he was probably the ancestral head of one or more of the family groups below. 2 A priest and postexilic inhabitant of Jerusalem; he is called the “son of Joiarib” (Neh 11:10), but in (1Chr 9:10) “son of” is omitted and Joiarib (Jehoiarib) is simply another priest. 3 A Levite who returned from the Babylonian captivity with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:6); however, this verse probably refers to a family group who returned, since Uzzi is given as a family head of Jedaiah (Neh 12:19). 4 A second Levite who returned with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:7); also probably a family group with Nethanel as the leader (Neh 12:21). 5 A family group (“descendants of Jedaiah”) of the clan of Jeshua who returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:36; Neh 7:39). This group could be related to either 3 or 4. 6 One of the representative exiles named in a prophecy of Zechariah (Zech 6:10; Zech 6:14). 7 The son of Shimri; a descendant of Simeon (1Chr 4:37). 8 One who helped repair the walls of postexilic Jerusalem (Neh 3:10).

1Chr 24:7

7The first lot fell to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,

Neh 11:10

10Of the priests: Jedaiah son of Joiarib, Jachin,

1Chr 9:10

Priestly Families
10Of the priests: Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jachin,

Neh 12:6

6Shemaiah, Joiarib, Jedaiah,

Neh 12:19

19of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;

Neh 12:7

7Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the leaders of the priests and of their associates in the days of Jeshua.

Neh 12:21

21of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethanel.

Ezra 2:36

36The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy-three.

Neh 7:39

39The priests: the descendants of Jedaiah, namely the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy-three.

Zech 6:10

10Collect silver and gold from the exiles—from Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah—who have arrived from Babylon; and go the same day to the house of Josiah son of Zep ... View more

Zech 6:14

14And the crown shall be in the care of Heldai, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Josiah son of Zephaniah, as a memorial in the temple of the Lord.

1Chr 4:37

37Ziza son of Shiphi son of Allon son of Jedaiah son of Shimri son of Shemaiah—

Neh 3:10

10Next to them Jedaiah son of Harumaph made repairs opposite his house; and next to him Hattush son of Hashabneiah made repairs.

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