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Jediael (descendant of Manasseh)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jediael, Descendant of Manasseh
Jediael, Descendant of Manasseh (יְדִיעֲאֵל‎, yedi'a'el). One of those who joined David’s army at Ziklag (1 Chr 12:20).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jediael (Person)
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
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
Jediael
2. One of David’s mighty men (1 Ch. 11:45), probably the same as the Manassite who deserted to David at Ziklag (1 Ch. 12:20 [MT 21]).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jediael
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)
Jediael
Jediael (ji-di´ay-uhl; Heb., possibly “El [God] knows”).1 A son of Benjamin and head of a large family group (1 Chron. 7:6, 10–11).2 The son of Shimri; he and his brother Joha were members of David’s fighting band (1 Chron. 11:45); he may be the same person who defected to David at Ziklag from the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jediael
JEDIAEL1. One of the three sons of Benjamin. He was the ancestor of a great family, renowned as warriors and numbering 17, 200 men “ready for service in war” in David’s time (1 Chr 7:6, 10–11), RSV).2. The son of Shimri, he is listed as one of David’s mighty men (1 Chr 11:45).3. One of the men of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jediael
Jediael (Heb. yĕḏɩ̂ʿăʾēl)1. A Benjaminite, ancestor of mighty warriors (1 Chr. 7:6, 10–11). The genealogy in which he is named may actually be that of Zebulun, which is not listed here among the northern tribes.2. A son of Shimri; one of David’s Champions (1 Chr. 11:45).3. A military chief from
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jedia-el
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
Jediael
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
Jediaelknown 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).
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