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

(1) (yedha`yah, "Yah knows"):

(a) A priest in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 9:10; 24:7).

(b) Ezra 2:36 = Nehemiah 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 (Nehemiah 11:10; 12:6,19).

(d) Another priest of the same name (Nehemiah 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 (Zechariah 6:10,14)

(2) (yedhayah, "Yah throws" (?)):

(a) Father of a Simeonite prince (1 Chronicles 4:37).

(b) One of the repairers of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:10).

David Francis Roberts

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