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Also called Joiada (יוֹיָדָע, yoyada'). A Levite who returned to Judah after the Babylonian exile (Neh 12:10–11, 12:22; 13:28).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JEHOIADA (PERSON) [Heb yĕhôyādāʿ (יְהֹויָדָע)]. 1. The father of Benaiah who was commander of the personal bodyguard of King David (2 Sam 8:18). It is perhaps this same Jehoiada who joined David at Hebron (1 Chr 12:28—Eng 12:27). There Jehoiada is called a prince and is from the house of Aaron. The
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jehoiada. 1. Benaiah’s father. Benaiah held a high military office in the latter part of David’s reign and commanded David’s mercenaries (2 Sm 8:18; 20:23; 23:20, 22; 1 Kgs 1:8–2:46). He also served under Solomon (1 Chr 11:22, 24; 18:17; 27:5; in the last passage he is called “priest,” but not as in
Joiada. 1. Paseah’s son who, with Meshullam, repaired the Old Gate in the Jerusalem wall during the days of Nehemiah (Neh 3:6, kjv Jehoiada).2. Levite and high priest in Jerusalem during the postexilic era, the great-grandson of Jeshua, son of Eliashib, and father of Jonathan (or Jehohanan, Neh 12:10,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JOIADA1. Paseah’s son who, with Meshullam, repaired the Old Gate in the Jerusalem wall during the days of Nehemiah (Neh 3:6).2. Levite and high priest in Jerusalem during the postexilic era, the great-grandson of Jeshua, son of Eliashib, and father of Jonathan (”Johanan” or “Jehohanan,” Neh 12:10–11,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jehoiada (ji-hoi´uh-duh).1 The chief priest in the days of Athaliah and Joash of Judah (early eighth century bce). His wife was Jehosheba, daughter of King Jehoram and sister of King Ahaziah, Jehoram’s son (2 Chron. 22:11). After Ahaziah died, his mother, Athaliah (Ahab’s daughter), took the throne
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JEHOIADA (Heb. yehôyāḏā‘, ‘Yahweh knows’) was a popular name in OT times. 1. The father of Benaiah (2 Sa. 8:18), a valiant man from Kabzeel in the Negeb (1 Ch. 11:22); the son was one of David’s officers. 2. The leader of the Aaronites, who supported David at Ziklag (1 Ch. 12:27). 3. The son of Benaiah,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary