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Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts יְדִיעֲאֵל(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. jeh-DIE-ay-əl(Biblical English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsJedi'a-el, Jadihel, Jedihel

Meaning & History

This name is comprised of two parts: ידע (yada'), meaning "to know" and אל ('el), which is the abbreviated form of אלהים ('elohim), referring to "God".

In the Bible, there are three people named Jediael. The first, in 1 Chronicles 7:6, is the son of Benjamin, brother of Bela and Beker, father of Bilhan, and grandfather of Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar.

The second, first mentioned in 1 Chronicles 11:45, is one of David's warriors. He is also the son of Shimri.

The third, in 1 Chronicles 26:2, is the second son of Meshelemiah, one of David's gatekeepers.
Added 8/16/2019 by Claystarfire
Edited 9/16/2019 by Claystarfire

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