Adaiah [Ăd-aī’ah]—jehovah hath adorned or pleasing to jehovah.
Adaiah in Fausset’s Bible Dictionary 1. 2 Kings 22:1. 2. 1 Chronicles 6:41. 3. 1 Chronicles 8:21. 4. 1 Chronicles 9:12; Nehemiah 11:12. 5. Ezra 10:29. 6. Ezra 10:39; Nehemiah 11:5. Adalia.
Adaiah in Hitchcock’s Bible Names the witness of the Lord
Adaiah in Naves Topical Bible 1. Grandfather of Josiah 2Ki 22:1 -2. A musician 1Ch 6:41 -3. A priest 1Ch 9:12; Ne 11:12 -4. A Benjamite 1Ch 8:21 -5. Father of Maaseiah 2Ch 23:1 -6. Two sons of Bani Ezr 10:29,39 -7. Son of Joiarib Ne 11:5
Adaiah in Smiths Bible Dictionary (adorned by Jehovah). 1. Maternal grandfather of King Josiah, and native of Boscath in the lowlands of Judah. 2Ki 22:1 (B.C. 648.) 2. A Levite of the Gershonite branch, and ancestor of Asaph. 1Ch 6:41 In v. 1Ch 6:21 Heb Isa called IDDO. 3. A Benjamite, son of Shimhi, 1Ch 8:21 who is apparently the same as Shema in v. 1Ch 8:13 4. A priest, son of Jehoram. 1Ch 9:12; Ne 11:12 5. Ancestor of Maaseiah, one of the captains who supported Jehoiada. 2Ch 23:1 6. One of the descendants of Bani, who had married a foreign wife after the return from Babylon. Ezr 10:29 (B.C. 459). 7. The descendant of another Bani, who had also taken a foreign wife. Ezr 10:39 8. A man of Judah, of the line of Pharez. Ne 11:5
Adaiah in the Bible Encyclopedia – ISBE a-da’-ya, a-di’-a (`adhayah, “Yahweh hath adorned”): (1) Apparently the seventh of the nine sons of Shimei, who is apparently the same with Shema, who is the fifth of the sons of Elpaal, who is the second of the two sons of Shaharaim and Hushim (1 Ch 8:21). Shaharaim and his descendants are listed with the descendants of Benjamin, though his relations to Benjamin are not stated. (2) A Levite; ancestor to David’s singer Asaph, and a descendant of the fifth generation from Gershom (1 Ch 6:41). (3) The father of Maaseiah, who was one of the captains of hundreds associated with Jehoiada the priest in making Joash king (2 Ch 23:1). (4) A resident of Bozkath, and father of Jedidah the mother of King Josiah (2 Ki 22:1). (5) A descendant of Judah through Perez. His great-great- grandson Maaseiah resided in Jerusalem after Nehemiah had rehabilitated the city (Neh 11:5). (6) One of the men of Israel, not a priest or Levite, but “of the sons of Bani,” who promised Ezra that he would part with his foreign wife (Ezr 10:29). (7) The same man or another, in a different group of the sons of Bani (Ezr 10:39). (8) One of the priests of the latest Bible times, mentioned with a partial genealogy (Neh 11:12; 1 Ch 9:12).
- A man of Boscath and father of Josiah’s mother (2 Kings 22:1).
- A Levite descended from Gershom (1 Chron. 6:41-43).
- A son of Shimhi the Benjamite ( 1 Chron. 8:12-21).
- A Levite of the family of Aaron, and head of a family living in Jerusalem (1 Chron. 9:10-12).
- The father of Captain Masseiah who helped Jehoiada put Joash on the throne of Judah (2 Chron. 23:1).
- A son of Bani who married a foreign wife during the exile ( Ezra 10:29).
- Another of a different Bani family who did the same thing (Ezra 10:34, 39).
- A descendant of Judah by Perez ( Neh. 11:5).
A Levite of the family of Aaron. Most likely the same person as No. 4 (Neh. 11:12).