Jadon

JADON (jā'dŏn, Heb. yādhôn, he will plead). One of the laborers who rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem under Nehemiah (Neh.3.7).


JADON jā’ dŏn (יָדוֹן). A Meronothite who, in company with the men of. Gibeon and of Mizpah, helped in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem (Neh 3:7). Josephus (Jos. Antiq. VIII, ix.) gives the name Jadon to the man of God who went from Judah to Jeroboam to warn the king of his sin (1 Kings 13). Jewish tradition identifies the prophet from Judah with Iddo the seer (2 Chron 9:29).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

One who helped to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem in company with the men of Gibeon and of Mizpah (Ne 3:7). He is called the "Meronothite," and another Meronothite is referred to in 1Ch 27:30, but there is no mention of a place Meronoth. Jadon is the name given by Josephus (Ant., VIII, viii, 5; ix, 1) to "the man of God" from Judah who confronted Jeroboam as he burned incense at the altar in Bethel, and who was afterward deceived by the lie of the old prophet (1Ki 13). Josephus may probably have meant Iddo the seer, whose visions concerning Jeroboam (2Ch 9:29) led to his being identified in Jewish tradition with "the man of God", from Judah.