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Jedidiah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jedidiah, Another Name of Solomon
Jedidiah, Alternate Name of Solomon (יְדִידְיָהּ‎, yedideyah). A name meaning “beloved of Yahweh,” which either David or Nathan gave to Solomon (2 Sam 12:25).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jedidiah (Person)
JEDIDIAH (PERSON) [Heb yĕdı̂dĕyâ (יְדִידְיָה)]. The name given to Solomon by Nathan in 2 Sam 12:25. The name and its occurrence are unusual for several reasons. First, the Hebrew orthography, ydydyh, is similar to that for David, dwd. Second, since the child had already been named by his parents,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jedidiah
Jedidiah. Name meaning “friend of Jehovah” or “beloved of Jehovah”; God told Nathan the prophet to give Solomon, David’s second son by Bathsheba, this name soon after his birth (2 Sm 12:24, 25).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jedidiah
Jedidiah jed-ə-dīʹə [Heb. yeḏîḏyâ—‘the beloved of Yahweh’]. The name conferred by God through Nathan upon Solomon at his birth (2 S. 12:25).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jedidiah
JEDIDIAH Name meaning “beloved of the Lord [Yahweh].” God told Nathan the prophet to give Solomon, David’s second son by Bathsheba, this name soon after his birth (2 Sm 12:24–25).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jedidiah
JEDIDIAH. David named his second child by Bathsheba Solomon; but Nathan the prophet received word from God that the child was to be named Jedidiah, meaning “Jehovah is a friend” or “beloved of Jehovah,” perhaps to indicate divine forgiveness (2 Sam 12:24–25).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jedidiah
Jedidiah (Heb. yĕḏɩ̂ḏĕyâ)A name which Yahweh bestowed upon the infant Solomon through the prophet Nathan (2 Sam. 12:25). Some scholars suggest that this was the king’s given name and Solomon his throne name.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jedidiah
Jedidiah [jĕdˊə dīˊə] (Heb. yeḏîḏyâ “beloved of Yahweh”). A name which Yahweh bestowed upon the infant Solomon through the prophet Nathan (2 Sam. 12:25). Some scholars suggest that this was the king’s throne name.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jedidiah
JEDIDIAH (Hebrew, “beloved of the Lord”) The name David gave Solomon when he heard through the prophet Nathan that the Lord loved the boy (2 Sam 12:25).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jedidiah
Jedidi´ah (beloved of Jehovah), Je-did-jah (darling of Jehovah), the name bestowed, through Nathan the prophet, on David’s son Solomon. 2 Sam. 12:25.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jedidiah
JEDIDI´AH (je-di-dīʹa; “beloved by Jehovah”). The name given by God through Nathan to Solomon (2 Sam. 12:25).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jedidiah
Jedidiahbeloved by Jehovah, the name which, by the mouth of Nathan, the Lord gave to Solomon at his birth as a token of the divine favour (2 Sam. 12:25).
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