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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Iddo, 1

Id´do, (Seasonable), a prophet of Judah, who wrote the history of Rehoboam and Abijah; or rather perhaps who, in conjunction with Seraiah, kept the public rolls during their reigns.' It seems by , that he named his book Midrash, or 'Exposition.' Josephus states that this Iddo was the prophet who was sent to Jeroboam at Bethel, and consequently the same who was slain by a lion for disobedience to his instructions (1 Kings 13); and many commentators have followed this statement.

Iddo, 2

Iddo, grandfather of the prophet Zechariah (; ; ).

Iddo, 3

Iddo, chief of the Jews of the Captivity established at Casiphia, a place of which it is difficult to determine the position. It was to him that Ezra sent a requisition for Levites and Nethinim, none of whom had yet joined his caravan. Thirty-eight Levites and two hundred and fifty Nethinim responded to his call (), B.C. 457. It would seem from this that Iddo was a chief person of the Nethinim, descended from those Gibeonites who were charged with the servile labors of the tabernacle and temple. This is one of several circumstances which indicate that the Jews in their several colonies under the Exile were still ruled by the heads of their nation, and allowed the free exercise of their worship.

Iddo, 4

Iddo (lovely), a chief of the half tribe of Manasseh beyond the Jordan ().





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Iddo'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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