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Adaiah (father of Maaseiah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adaiah, Father of Maaseiah
Adaiah, Father of Maaseiah (עֲדָיָהוּ‎, adayahu). The father of the commander who helped Joash regain the rule of Judah (2 Chr 23:1).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Adaiah (Person)
ADAIAH (PERSON) [Heb ʿădāyâ (עֲדָיָה‎); ʿădāyāhû (עֲדָיָהוּ‎)]. 1. A Levite of the clan of Gershom, son of Ethan, father of Zerah, and grandfather of Ethni (1 Chr 6:26–27—Eng 6:41–42). His name occurs in the middle of a genealogical list whose purpose was to substantiate the Levitical pedigree of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Adaiah
Adaiah. 1. Josiah’s maternal grandfather. Josiah’s mother, Jedidah, was Adaiah’s daughter (2 Kgs 22:1).2. Ethan’s son, a Levite of the Gershom clan and an ancestor of Asaph the psalmist (1 Chr 6:41). He is sometimes identified with the Iddo of 1 Chronicles 6:21.See Iddo #2.3. Shimei’s son, a minor
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adaiah (father of Maaseiah)
3. The father of Maaseiah, who was one of the captains of hundreds associated with Jehoiada the priest in making Joash king (2 Ch. 23:1).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Adaiah
ADAIAH1. Josiah’s maternal grandfather. Josiah’s mother, Jedidah, was Adaiah’s daughter (2 Kgs 22:1).2. Ethan’s son, a Levite of the Gershon clan and an ancestor of Asaph the psalmist (1 Chr 6:41). He is sometimes identified with the Iddo of 1 Chronicles 6:21. See Iddo #2.3. Shimei’s son, a minor
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Adaiah
Adaiah (uh-day´yuh; Heb., “the Lord has ornamented himself”).1 The maternal grandfather of King Josiah (2 Kings 22:1).2 A Levite in the ancestry of Asaph (1 Chron. 6:41).3 A leader in the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chron. 8:21).4 The father of the Judean military captain Maaseiah (2 Chron. 23:1).5 A member
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Adaiah
ADAIAH1. A native of Boscath in Judah. He was the father of Jedidah, wife of Amon and mother of Josiah king of Judah (2 Kgs 22:1).2. A Levite of the family of Gershom, an ancestor of Asaph, a celebrated musician in the time of David (1 Chr 6:41). Probably the same as Iddo (v. 21).3. A son of Shimei
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Adaiah
Adaiah (Heb. ʿăḏāyâ, ʿăḏāyāhû)1. A man from Boskath, and the maternal grandfather of King Josiah (2 Kgs. 22:1).2. A Levite of the family of Gershom (1 Chr. 6:41 [MT 26]).3. A Benjaminite, one of the sons of Shimei (1 Chr. 8:21).4. A priest and the son of Jeroham, of the family of Malchijah
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Adaiah
ADAIAH The name of several men in the Old Testament.1. The father of Maaseiah, a leader of the “hundreds” used by Jehoiada the priest in his uprising against Queen Athaliah (2 Chr 23:1).2. The grandfather of King Josiah (2 Kgs 22:1); he was from Bozkath.3. The son of Jeroham, of the family of Malchijah
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Adaiah
Ada´iah (adorned by Jehovah).1. Maternal grandfather of King Josiah, and native of Boscath in the lowlands of Judah. 2 Kings 22:1. (b.c. 648.)2. A Levite of the Gershonite branch, and ancestor of Asaph. 1 Chron. 6:41. In v. 21 he is called Iddo.3. A Benjamite, son of Shimhi, 1 Chron. 8:21, who is
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Adaiah
ADA´IAH (ād-āʹyā; “whom Jehovah adorns”).1. A native of Boscath (Bozkath, in the valley of Judah, Josh. 15:39), and father of Jedidah, the mother of Josiah, king of Judah (2 Kings 22:1), the latter born 632 b.c.2. The son of Ethni and the father of Zerah, of the Levitical family of Gershom, in the
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