🔼The name Jehozadak: Summary
- Yah Has Justified, Yah Is Righteous
- From (1) יהו (yahu), the name of the Lord, and (2) the verb צדק (sadeq), to be just.
🔼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:
The verb צדק (sadeq) means to be just or righteous; to be efficient with social energy. Adjective צדיק (saddiq) means just or righteous, noun צדק (sedeq) means justice or rightness, noun צדקה (sadaqa) means righteousness.
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.