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ADIN (ā'dĭn, Heb. ‘ādhîn, voluptuous)

One whose family returned from exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra.2.15; Neh.7.20).One whose posterity came back with Ezra (Ezra.8.6).The name of a family sealing the covenant (Neh.10.16). These are all thought to be the same family. The list in Ezra.2.1-Ezra.2.70 appears to include both exiles who returned with Zerubbabel and some who returned later. The family included “chiefs of the people” (Neh.10.14).

ADIN ā’ dən (עָדִ֔ין, voluptuous). A man whose descendants returned from the Babylonian Exile. They were among the “chiefs of the people” who sealed the covenant (Ezra 2:15; 8:6; Neh 7:20; 10:16).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

Willis J. Beecher

ad’-i-nu, ad’-in (Adinou, 1 Esdras 5:14; Adin, 1 Esdras 8:32): Compare Adin (Ezr 2:15; 8:6; Ne 7:20; 10:16). The descendants of Adin (leaders of the nation) returned with their families to Jerusalem: one party being with Zerubbabel (454 members 1 Esdras 5:14), a second party with Ezra (250 members 1 Esdras 8:32).

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