Meaning: whom Jehovah helps

This was a common Old Testament name used by various men.

  1. son of Ethan, of the tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:8)

  2. son of Ahimaaz, who succeeded his grandfather Zadok as high priest (1 Chronicles 6:9; 1 Kings 4:2) in the days of Solomon. He officiated at the consecration of the temple (1 Chronicles 6:10)

  3. the son of Johanan, high priest in the reign of Abijah and Asa (2 Chronicles 6:10-11)

  4. High priest in the reign of Uzziah, king of Judah (2 Kings 14:21; 2 Chronicles 26:17-20)

    He was contemporary with the prophets Isaiah, Amos, and Joel.

  5. High priest in the days of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 31:10-13). Of the house of Zadok.

  6. Several other priests and Levites of this name are mentioned (1 Chronicles 6:36; Ezra 7:1; 1 Chronicles 9:11; Neh. 3:23, etc.).

  7. the original name of Abednego (Dan. 1:6-7, 11, 16)

    He was of the royal family of Judah, and with his other two companions was remarkably handsome, intelligent, and pious.

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  8. the son of Oded, a remarkable prophet in the days of Asa (2 Chronicles 15:1)

    He stirred up the king and the people to a great national reformation.

Author: Matthew G. Easton, Edited by: Paul S. Taylor.