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Jehdeiah meaning

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🔼The name Jehdeiah in the Bible

There are two men named Jehdeiah (or rather: Jehdeiahu) in the Bible. The first one we meet is a son of Shubael, who descends from Levi through Gershom the son of Moses (1 Chronicles 24:20). The second Jehdeiah is a Meronothite who was in charge of the donkeys of David (1 Chronicles 27:30).

🔼Etymology of the name Jehdeiah

The name Jehdeiah consists of two elements. The first part comes from the verb חדה (hada), meaning to rejoice:

This first part of the name Jehdeiah is the verb hada prefixed with the letter yod, which makes the verb active: he will rejoice, or he will make or be made glad.

The final part of the name Jehdeiah is יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton; the name of the Lord: YHWH.

🔼Jehdeiah meaning

For a meaning of the name Jehdeiah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List proposes Yahweh Will Make Glad. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has He Will Be Gladdened Of The Lord, and BDB Theological Dictionary suggests May Yah Give Joy.

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