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(Heb. Maadyah', מִעִדְיָה, ornament of Jehovah; Septuag. Μααδι῎αςα,Vulg. Madia), one of the priests who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 12:5); evidently the same with the MOADIAH (Heb. Moady'ah', מוֹעִדְיָה, festival of Jehovah; Sept. Μααδαί Vulg. Moadia), whose son Piltai is mentioned in Nehemiah 12:17 (where some connection with one Miniamin is obscurely noted); the true pointing being perhaps מֹעִדְיָה, Moadyah', which will make both forms coincide. B.C. 536.

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

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