Jediael (descendant of Manasseh)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JEDIAEL (PERSON) [Heb yĕdı̂ʿăʾēl (יְדִיעֲאֵל)]. Four persons in the OT bear this name which means “Known of God.” In addition, it also appears in Neo-Babylonian texts as Ia-di-iḫ-ilı̂/Ia-a-di-ḫu-ilı̂ (Coogan 1976: 27, 75) and Ia-di-ʾ-ilu (Tallqvist 1905: 68). For similarly constructed names with
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jediael. 1. Benjamin’s son (1 Chr 7:6, 10, 11), whose descendants were “men of valor” (or warriors) numbering 17,200 by David’s time. Some suggest that he is identifiable with Ashbel, also Benjamin’s son (Gn 46:21).See Ashbel, Ashbelite.2. Shimri’s son, listed among David’s mighty men (1 Chr 11:45).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JEDIAEL1. Benjamin’s son (1 Chr 7:6, 10–11), whose descendants were warriors, numbering 17,200 by David’s time. Some suggest that he is identifiable with Ashbel, also Benjamin’s son (Gn 46:21).See also Ashbel, Ashbelite.2. Shimri’s son, listed among David’s mighty men (1 Chr 11:45).3. One who deserted
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jedi´a-el (known of God).1. A chief patriarch of the tribe of Benjamin. 1 Chron. 7:6, 11. It is usually assumed that Jediael is the same as Ashbel, Gen. 46:21; Num. 26:38; 1 Chron. 8:1; but this is not certain.2. Second son of Meshelemiah, a Levite. 1 Chron. 26:1, 2.3. Son of Shimri; one of the heroes
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JEDI´AEL (je-diʹa-el; “known of God”).1. One of the “sons” of Benjamin, ancestor of many Benjamite families, numbering, according to David’s census, 17,200 warriors (1 Chron. 7:6, 10–11). He is usually identified with Ashbel (1 Chron. 8:1) but may have been a later descendant of Benjamin, who reached
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jediael—known by God. (1.) One of the sons of Benjamin, whose descendants numbered 17,200 warriors (1 Chr. 7:6, 10, 11).(2.) A Shimrite, one of David’s bodyguard (1 Chr. 11:45). Probably same as in 12:20.(3.) A Korhite of the family of Ebiasaph, and one of the gate-keepers to the temple (1 Chr. 26:2).