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🔼The name Jediael in the Bible
There are three men named Jediael in the Bible:
- A son of Benjamin, who is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 7:6, but not in Genesis 46:21 and 1 Chronicles 8:1.
- A son of Shimri and one of David's might men (1 Chronicles 11:45).
- The second son of one of David's gatekeepers, Meshelemiah, son of Kore (1 Chronicles 26:2).
🔼Etymology of the name Jediael
The name Jediael consists of two elements, the final part being אל (El), the common abbreviation of Elohim:
The first part of the name Jediael comes from the root-verb ידע (yada'), meaning to know:
For a meaning of the name Jediael, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Known Of God.
Note that the name Eliada is the perfect reverse of the name Jediael. Something similar happens with the names Elijah and Joel.