(uh dawee' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh has adorned.” 1. Grandfather of King Josiah (2 Kings 22:1). 2. A Levite, one of the family of Temple singers (1 Chronicles 6:41). 3. A Benjaminite (1 Chronicles 8:21). 4. A priest who returned to Jerusalem from Babylon after the Exile (1 Chronicles 9:12). 5. The father of Maaseiah, who helped make young Joash king instead of Athaliah, the queen mother (2 Chronicles 23:1). 6. Two men with foreign wives in time of Ezra (Ezra 10:29,
Ezra 10:39). 7. A member of the tribe of Judah in Jerusalem after the Exile (Nehemiah 11:5). 8. A priest in the Temple after the Exile (Nehemiah 11:12), probably the same as 4.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'ADAIAH'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".