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Meaning and etymology of the name Jedaiah
There are two completely different Hebrew names, which have each their own meaning, which both ended up as the transliterated name Jedaiah in English. We'll call them Jedaiah I and Jedaiah II:
The name (Jedaiah I) occurs twice in the Bible. The first Jedaiah is a son of Shimri of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:37). The other Jedaiah, a son of Harumaph, is listed among the repairers of the fortification of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:10).
This version of the name Jedaiah consists of the following two parts:
2) The element , Jah, which in turn is an abbreviated form of the Tetragrammaton; the name of the Lord: YHWH.
For a meaning of this name Jedaiah, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Praise Of The Lord. NOBS Study Bible Name List makes no distinction between the two versions and reads the inexplicable Yahweh Has Been Kind for both. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate.
Names that are related to Jedaiah I are Jeduthun and Judah (and thus Judas, Jude and Judith).
The name (Jedaiah II) is assigned to two different men in the Bible. The first Jedaiah mentioned is a descendant of Aaron who was assigned priestly duty in the Temple during the time of king David and high priest Zadok (1 Chronicles 24:7). Then there is Jedaiah, son of Joiarib, a chief priest of the house of Jeshua who was among the returnees from exile (1 Chronilces 9:10, Ezra 2:36, Nehemiah 7:39, Zechariah 6:10).
This version of the name Jedaiah also consists of two parts:
2) As the other version of Jedaiah, this version ends on the name Yah, short for YHWH.
For a meaning of Jedaiah II, Alfred Jones reads Known Of The Lord.
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