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also known as: Zadoq, Tzadok, Sadoc, Sadok

Meaning: righteous

This is the name of 5 biblical men.

  1. High Priest Zadok, a son of Ahitub, of the line of Eleazer (2 Samuel 8:17; 1 Chronicles 24:3), high priest in the time of David (2 Samuel 20:25) and Solomon (1 Kings 4:4)

    He is first mentioned as coming to take part with David at Hebron (1 Chronicles 12:27-28).

    Probably for this reason, he was made ruler over the Aaronites (27:17).

    Zadok and Abiathar acted as high priests on several important occasions (1 Chronicles 15:11; 2 Samuel 15:24-29, 35-36); but when Adonijah endeavoured to secure the throne, Abiathar went with him, and therefore Solomon “thrust him out from being high priest,” and Zadok, remaining faithful to David, became high priest alone (1 Kings 2:27, 35; 1 Chronicles 29:22).

    In him, the line of Phinehas resumed dignity, and held it till the fall of Jerusalem.

    He was succeeded in his sacred office by his son Azariah (1 Kings 4:2; compare 1 Chronicles 6:3-9).


    EleazarPhineas (Phinehas) → Avishua → Bukki → Uzzi → Zerachyah → Mirayoth → Azaryah → Amaryah → AhitubZadok

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  2. Zadok, father of Jerusha

    Jerusha was a wife of King Uzziah, and mother of King Jotham (2 Kings 15:33; 2 Chronicles 27:1).

  3. Zadok the scribe

    Zadok “the scribe” was set over the treasuries of the Second Temple by Nehemiah along with a priest and a Levite (Neh. 13:13).

  4. Zadok ben Baana

    This Zadok is one of the sons of Baana, one of those who assisted in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem at the time of the building of The Second Temple (Neh. 3:4)

  5. Zadok, a royal son of Azor

    also known as: Sadoc

    This Zadok is the father of Achim and the son of Azor. Both are in the direct royal line between King David and Jesus the Christ, through Joseph, the legal father of Christ (Matthew 1:14).

    King David (and Queen Bathsheba) King Solomon King Rehoboam King Abijah (Abijam) King Asa King Jehoshaphat King Jehoram (Joram) King Ahaziah (Uzziah) King Jotham King Ahaz King Hezekiah King Manasseh King Amon King Josiah Jeconiah (Jechonias, Jehoiachin, Jekonjah, Coniah, Neri) Prince Shealtiel (exiled to Babylon) Prince Zerubbabel (royal leader of the return exiles, rebuilt the altar and Temple foundation) Prince Abiud (Abihud) Governor Eliakim Azor Zadok Achim Eliud Eleazar Matthan Jacob JOSEPH, the legal father of Jesus Christ

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Article Version: July 27, 2021