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ADAIAH (‘Jehovah has adorned’). 1 . The maternal grandfather of Josiah, 2 Kings 22:1 . 2 Kings 22:2 . A Levite, 1 Chronicles 6:41 , called Iddo in 1 Chronicles 6:21 . 1 Chronicles 6:3 . A son of Shimei (in v. 13 Shema ) the Benjamite, 1 Chronicles 8:21 . 1 Chronicles 8:4 . The son of Jeroham, a priest, and head of a family in Jerusalem, 1 Chronicles 9:12 . 1 Chronicles 9:5 . The father of Maaseiah, a captain who helped to overthrow the usurpation of Athaliah, 2 Chronicles 23:1 . 2 Chronicles 23:6 . One of the family of Bani, who took a strange wife during the Exile, Ezra 10:29 . Ezra 10:7 . Another of a different family of Bani, who had committed the same offence, Ezra 10:39 . Ezra 10:8 . A descendant of Judah by Pharez, Nehemiah 11:5 . Nehemiah 11:9 . A Levite of the family of Aaron, Nehemiah 11:12 ; probably the same as No. 4.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Adaiah'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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