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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Jaddua

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1. Successor of Jonathan or Johanan in the high priesthood. The last high priest and the latest name in Old Testament, supposing 1 Chronicles 3:22-24 corrupt. In the reign of the last Persian king Darius and of Alexander; when he invaded Judea Jaddua is said to have gone out in priestly robes to meet Alexander, and to have implored his goodwill toward the Jews (Josephus, Ant. 11:8, section 7; Nehemiah 12:11-22). (See ALEXANDER.) The phrase "Darius the Persian" implies that the Grecian dynasty of Alexander the Great had begun.

2. Nehemiah 10:21.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Jaddua'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/j/jaddua.html. 1949.

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