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Meaning: whom Jehovah helps.

  1. Son of Ethan, of the tribe of Judah (1Chr 2:8).
  2. Son of Ahimaaz, who succeeded his grandfather Zadok as high priest (1Chr 6:9; 1 Kg 4:2) in the days of Solomon. He officiated at the consecration of the temple (1Chr 6:10).
  3. The son of Johanan, high priest in the reign of Abijah and Asa (2Chr 6:10f).
  4. High priest in the reign of Uzziah, king of Judah (2Kg 14:21; 2Chr 26:17ff). He was contemporary with the prophets Isaiah, Amos, and Joel.
  5. High priest in the days of Hezekiah (2Chr 31:10ff). Of the house of Zadok.
  6. Several other priests and Levites of this name are mentioned (1Chr 6:36; Ez 7:1; 1Chr 9:11; Neh 3:23, etc.).
  7. The original name of Abed-nego (Dan 1:6ff). He was of the royal family of Judah, and with his other two companions remarkable for his personal beauty and his intelligence as well as piety.
  8. The son of Oded, a remarkable prophet in the days of Asa (2Chr 15:1). He stirred up the king and the people to a great national reformation.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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