Jaddua

Jaddua [H] [S]

known.

  • One of the chiefs who subscribed the covenant ( Nehemiah 10:21 ).

  • The last high priest mentioned in the Old Testament ( Nehemiah 12:11 Nehemiah 12:22 ), sons of Jonathan.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Jaddua". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Jaddua [E] [S]

    known
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Jaddua'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Jaddua [E] [H]

    (known ).

    1. Son and successor in the high priesthood of Jonathan or Johanan. He is the last of the high priests mentioned in the Old Testament, and probably altogether the latest name in the canon. ( Nehemiah 12:11 Nehemiah 12:22 ) (B.C. 406-332.)
    2. One of the chief of the people who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. ( Nehemiah 10:21 ) (B.C. 410.)

    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Jaddua'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    JADDUA

    jad'-u-a, ja-du'-a (yaddua`, "known"):

    (1) One of the "chiefs of the people" who with Nehemiah sealed the covenant, thus signifying their voluntary acceptance of the law and their solemn promise to submit to its yoke (Nehemiah 10:21 (Hebrew 22)).

    (2) Son of Jonathan or Johanan, and great-grandson of Eliashib, the high priest in Nehemiah's time (Nehemiah 12:11,22). He is the last of the high priests mentioned in the Old Testament, and held office during the reign of Darius the Persian, i.e. Darius III Codomannus, the last king of Persia (336-332 BC), who was overthrown by Alexander the Great. It is doubtless to him that Josephus refers in his romantic account of Alexander's entrance into Jerusalem (Ant., XI, viii, 4; vii, 2; viii, 7).

    James Crichton


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JADDUA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.