🔼The name Hasadiah: Summary
- Yah Is Kind, Fidelity Of Yah
- From (1) the noun חסד (hesed), loving-kindness or fidelity, and (2) יה (yah), the shortened name of the Lord.
🔼The name Hasadiah in the Bible
The beautiful name Hasadiah occurs only once in the Bible. It belongs to one of the sons of Zerubbabel, the leader of the great return of Jews from Babylon, who is listed among the descendants of Solomon (1 Chronicles 3:20).
🔼Etymology of the name Hasadiah
The name Hasadiah consists of two elements, the final one being יה (Yah), which is an abbreviated form of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.
The first part of the name Hasadiah is the remarkable noun חסד (hesed), meaning kindness or fidelity:
The verb חסד (hasad) means to be good or kind. The important noun חסד (hesed) means loving-kindness or allegiance in a legally binding way. Adjective חסיד (hasid) means kind or godly.
For a meaning of the name Hasadiah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads a rather insufficient Yahweh Has Been Gracious. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Love Of The Lord and BDB Theological Dictionary proposes Yah Is Kind. Here at Abarim Publications we translate this name with Fidelity Of Yah.