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Jehozadak meaning

יהוצדק
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🔼The name Jehozadak in the Bible

There's only one man named Jehozadak in the Bible, but he's mentioned in the books of Ezra (3:2), Nehemiah (12:26), 1 Chronicles (6:14), Haggai (1:1) and Zechariah (6:11). In the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, his name is contracted to יוצדק (Jozadak).

Jehozadak is a high priest, a son of Seraiah (1 Chronicles 6:14) and father of Jeshua, both high priests. Jehozadak was among the exiles to Babylon, and his son Jeshua was among the returnees (Ezra 3:2).

🔼Etymology of the name Jehozadak

The name Jozadak / Jehozadak consists of two elements, the first part being 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 Jehozadak / Jozadak comes from the verb צדק (sadeq), meaning to be just:

🔼Jehozadak meaning

For a meaning of the name Jehozadak / Jozadak, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Has Justified. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes The Lord Has Made Just and BDB Theological Dictionary has Yah Is Righteous.

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