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jehoiada


jehoiada


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jehoiada 
  Jehovah-known.  (1.)  The  father  of  Benaiah,  who  was  one  of 
  David's  chief  warriors  (2  Sam.  8:18;  20:23). 
 
  (2.)  The  high  priest  at  the  time  of  Athaliah's  usurpation  of 
  the  throne  of  Judah.  He  married  Jehosheba,  or  Jehoshabeath  the 
  daughter  of  king  Jehoram  (2  Chr.  22:11),  and  took  an  active  part 
  along  with  his  wife  in  the  preservation  and  training  of  Jehoash 
  when  Athaliah  slew  all  the  royal  family  of  Judah. 
 
  The  plans  he  adopted  in  replacing  Jehoash  on  the  throne  of  his 
  ancestors  are  described  in  2  Kings  11:2;  12:2;  2  Chr.  22:11; 
  23:24.  He  was  among  the  foremost  of  the  benefactors  of  the 
  kingdom,  and  at  his  death  was  buried  in  the  city  of  David  among 
  the  kings  of  Judah  (2  Chr.  24:15,  16).  He  is  said  to  have  been 
  one  hundred  and  thirty  years  old 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Jehoiada,  knowledge  of  the  Lord