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Adaiah [Ăd-aī'ah]—jehovah hath adorned or pleasing to jehovah.

  1. A man of Boscath and father of Josiah’s mother (2 Kings 22:1).
  2. A Levite descended from Gershom (1 Chron. 6:41-43).
  3. A son of Shimhi the Benjamite (1 Chron. 8:12-21).
  4. A Levite of the family of Aaron, and head of a family living in Jerusalem (1 Chron. 9:10-12).
  5. The father of Captain Masseiah who helped Jehoiada put Joash on the throne of Judah (2 Chron. 23:1).
  6. A son of Bani who married a foreign wife during the exile (Ezra 10:29).
  7. Another of a different Bani family who did the same thing (Ezra 10:34, 39).
  8. A descendant of Judah by Perez (Neh. 11:5).
  9. A Levite of the family of Aaron. Most likely the same person as No. 4 (Neh. 11:12).

Devotional content drawn from All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer. Used with permission.

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