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Jehoiada meaning

יהוידע

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🔼The name Jehoiada in the Bible

There are five men named Jehoiada in the Bible:

  • The father of David's hero Benaiah (2 Samuel 8:18).
  • A son of the same Benaiah (1 Chronicles 27:34).
  • A military leader of the house of Aaron who joined David at Hebron (1 Chronicles 12:27).
  • The high priest who helped Jehosheba save Joash the son of Ahaziah (2 Kings 11:4).
  • A priest in the time of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:26).

Also: the name Joiada is a contracted form of the name Jehoiada.

🔼Etymology of the name Jehoiada

The name Jehoiada consists of two parts:

The first part of the name is the appellative יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.

The second part of the name Jehoiada comes from the root-verb ידע (yada'), meaning to know:

🔼Jehoiada meaning

For a meaning of the name Jehoiada, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Knows. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has the similar The Lord Knows.