a-e-di'-as (Aedeias). Mentioned in 1 Esdras 9:27, being one of those who agreed to divorce their alien wives. This name is supposed to be a corruption of the Greek Helia, there being no Hebrew equivalent for it, and in Ezra 10:26, the name occurs in the correct form as Elijah ('eliyah = "God is Yahweh").
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'AEDIAS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T245>. 1915.