Jaddua

JADDUA (jā-dū'a, Heb. yaddûa‘, known). An Israelite prince who had part in making the covenant after the return from Babylon (Neh.10.21).

2. A priest who returned with Zerubbabel from Babylon (Neh.12.11, Neh.12.22).


JADDUA jă’ dŏŏ ə (יַדּֽוּעַ, known). 1. One of the Israelite princes who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah after the return from the Babylonian captivity (Neh 10:21). The covenant signified the willingness of the people to abide by the Law of God.

2. One of the high priests who returned from the Exile in the contingent led by Zerubbabel (Neh 12:11). He was the son of Jonathan and was high priest during the reign of Darius the Persian. He is prob. the high priest to whom Josephus refers in his account of the entry of Alexander the Great into Jerusalem (Jos. Antiq. XI. viii. 2).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

jad’-u-a, ja-du’-a (yaddua`, "known"):

(1) One of the "chiefs of the people" who with Nehemiah sealed the covenant, thus signifying their voluntary acceptance of the law and their solemn promise to submit to its yoke (Ne 10:21 (Hebrew 22)).

(2) Son of Jonathan or Johanan, and great-grandson of Eliashib, the high priest in Nehemiah’s time (Ne 12:11,22). He is the last of the high priests mentioned in the Old Testament, and held office during the reign of Darius the Persian, i.e. Darius III Codomannus, the last king of Persia (336-332 BC), who was overthrown by nodetitle. It is doubtless to him that Josephus refers in his romantic account of Alexander’s entrance into Jerusalem (Ant., XI, viii, 4 f; vii, 2; viii, 7).