Giddel

GIDDEL (gĭd'ěl)

A member of the family of temple servants (kjv Nethinims) who returned from exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra.2.47; Neh.7.58).Also listed as coming up from exile with Zerubbabel are sons of Giddel, who was a servant of Solomon (Ezra.2.56; Neh.7.58).


GIDDEL gĭd’ əl (גִּדֵּֽל). 1. The name of a family of Nethinim or Temple servants who returned with Zerubbabel from the Exile (Ezra 2:47; Neh 7:49). The name Cathua appears instead in 1 Esdras 5:30.

2. The name of one of the families of the “sons of Solomon’s servants” (1 Esd 5:33), who returned with Zerubbabel from the Exile (Ezra 2:56; Neh 7:58). The “sons of Solomon’s servants” were descendants of foreigners or prisoners captured in war who were subjected to forced labor (cf. Josh 9:23; 1 Kings 9:21).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(giddel, "very great," "stout"):

(1) The name of the head of a family of Nethinim (Ezr 2:47 = Ne 7:49 = 1Esdras 5:30 (here as Cathua)).

(2) The name of the head of a family of Solomon’s servants (Ezr 2:56 = Ne 7:58 = 1Esdras 5:33 (here Isdael)).