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(Heb. Adayah', עֲדָיָה , adorned by Jehovah, once in the prolonged form Adaya'hu, עֲדָיָהוּ. 2 Chronicles 23:1), the name of several men.

1. (Sept. Ἀδαϊ v α v. r. Ἀδαϊ v ) The son of Ethni and father of Zerah. of the Levitical family of Gershom, in the ancestry of Asaph (1 Chronicles 6:40); apparently the same with IDDO (See IDDO) , the son of Joah (ver. 21). B.C. cir. 1530. (See ASAPH).

2. (Sept. Ἀδαϊ v α v. r. Ἀλαϊ v α .) A son of Shimhi, and chief Benjamite resident at Jerusalem before the captivity (1 Chronicles 8:21), B.C. long post 1612.

3. (Sept. Ἀδαϊ v α, v. r. Ἀδαϊ v .) The father of Maaseiah, which latter was a

"captain of hundred" during the protectorate of Jehoiada (2 Chronicles 23:1). B.C. ante 877. He is apparently the same as JUDA (See JUDA) the son of Joseph and father of Simeon, among Christ's maternal ancestry (Luke 3:30). (See GENEALOGY).

4. (Sept. Ε᾿δεϊά v. r. Ι᾿εδία .) The father of Jedidah and maternal grandfather of King Josiah, a native of Boscath (2 Kings 22:1). B.C. ante 648.

5. (Sept. Ἀδαϊ v α v. r. Ἀχαϊ v α .) A son of Joiarib and father of Hazaiah, of the tribe of Judah (Nehemiah 11:5). B.C. considerably ante 536.

6. A priest, son of Jeroham, who held a prominent post in defending the second temple while building (1 Chronicles 9:12, Sept. Σαδία v. r. Ἀδαϊ v α; Nehemiah 11:12, Ἀδαϊ v α ), B.C. 518.

7. (Sept. Ἀδαϊ v α .) A "son" of Bani, an Israelite who divorced his Gentile wife after the captivity (Ezra 10:29), B.C. 459.

8. (Sept. Ἀδαϊ v ας v. r. Ἀδαϊ v α .) Another of the "sons" of Bani, who did likewise (Ezra 10:39), B.C. 459.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Adaiah'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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