JODA (PERSON) [Gk Iōda (Ἰωδα)]. Var. HODAVIAH; HODIAH. 1. Son of Iliadun and one of the Levites over twenty years old appointed under Zerubbabel to oversee the reconstruction of the temple (1 Esdr 5:58). An variant substitutes “Judah” (Gk Iouda), which also appears in the Ezra 3:9 parallel of this
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JODA joh´duh [ἸωδάIōda]. 1. The son of Illiadun and a Levite appointed by Zerubbabel to assist in the Temple restoration following the return from the exile (1 Esd 5:58).2. The son of Joanan and father of Josech in the genealogy of Joseph (Luke 3:26).MARY KAY DOBROVOLNY, R.S.M.