(jih di' uh) 1. Personal name meaning, “praise Yah” or “Yah has performed a merciful deed.” Man who helped Nehemiah repair the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:10) and a descendant of the tribe of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:37). 2. Personal name meaning, “Yah knows.” A priest or priests heading the second course or division of priests (1 Chronicles 24:7), returned from Babylonian Exile (1 Chronicles 9:10; compare
Nehemiah 12:6-7,Nehemiah 12:19,Nehemiah 12:21). The returning Exile may be same as one from whom the prophet Zechariah received gold and silver (Zechariah 6:10,Zechariah 6:14). English translations usually spell the names the same though they represent two distinct Hebrew names.
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