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Adaiah

Meaning: Jehovah has adorned

This is the name of 9 Israelite men.

  1. Adaiah, father of Jedidah (2 Kings 22:1)

    He was of Boscath (a place in the Kingdom of Judah). His grandson was King Josiah of Israel.

  2. Adaiah, a son of Ethan and one of the ancestors of Asaph named in 1 Chronicles 6:41-43.

  3. Adaiah, a son of a man named Shimei, a Benjamite (1 Chronicles 8:1, 21)

  4. Adaiah, a son of Jeroham and grandson of Pashur, and a descendant of Aaron, brother of Moses (1 Chronicles 9:10-12)

  5. Adaiah, the father of Maaseiah, one of the “captains of hundreds” associated with Jehoiada in restoring king Jehoash to the throne (2 Chronicles 23:1)

  6. Adaiah, a son of Bani who divorced his pagan wife after the Captivity (Ezra 10:29

    His brothers Meshullam, Malluch, Jashub, and Sheal, and Ramoth did so also.

  7. Adaiah, another man who did the same as above

    He was the son of Binnui, and along with his brothers, Shimei, Shelemiah, and Nathan divorced their pagan wives (Ezra 10:39).

  8. Adaiah, a man of royalty blood in the line of David (through Perez)

    He was the father of Hazaiah, and the son of Joiarib, and grandson of Zechariah (Nehemiah 11:5).

  9. Adaiah, a Levite / the son of Jeroham, grandson of Pelaliah, and great, greatgrandson of Zechariah, son of Pashur (Nehemiah 11:12)

Author: Paul S. Taylor.
Article Version: August 8, 2019