Character Study on Jedidiah

Character Study on Jedidiah

2 Samuel 12: And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Jedidiah
(jeh dih di' uh) Personal name or nickname meaning, “Yah's darling.” A similar name meaning, “El's darling” appears in the Ugaritic materials. A name God told David to give to his son Solomon (2 Samuel 12:25 ). Despite David's sin with Bathsheba and the death of the child of their sinful relationship, God showed His love to their child Solomon, thus underlining God's forgiving nature and His continued commitment to David and his royal house.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Jedidiah
Jedid-Jah, ("darling of Jehovah"), name given by God through Nathan the prophet to Solomon (2 Samuel 12:25) combining David's own name (Jedid akin to David "beloved") and Jehovah's; a pledge of David's restoration to God's favor after his fall in the matter of Bathsheba, implying the union of the earthly and the heavenly king. David himself had first given him the name Solomon "the man of peace," because he regarded his birth as a token of his restored peace with God, and also of God'S promise to give peace and rest to Israel in his days (2 Chronicles 22:9). God commissioned Nathan, and Nathan called his name Jedidiah "because of Jehovah," i.e. because Jehovah loved him; the fact of Jehovah's love (in contrast to the firstborn child, the fruit of sin, therefore taken away in God's just displeasure), not the mere name, was the object of the commission. Jedidiah was not therefore his ordinary name, but Solomon. The practice still exists in the East of giving a second name, indicative of relation to God, besides the birth name.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jedidiah
JEDIDIAH (‘beloved of J″ [Note: Jahweh.] ’). The name given to Solomon by the prophet Nathan ( 2 Samuel 12:25 ) ‘for the Lord’s sake.’ See Solomon.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Jedidiah
Beloved of the Lord
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jedidiah
Symbolical name, signifying 'Beloved of Jehovah,' given by God to Solomon, when an infant. 2 Samuel 12:25 . This, following on the great sin of David with Bathsheba, is a remarkable instance of how grace can abound over sin.

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jedidiah
The name the Lord gave to Solomon; meaning beloved of the Lord. (2 Samuel 12:24-25)

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jedidiah
Beloved of the Lord, a name given to Solomon at his birth, by Nathan the prophet, 2 Samuel 12:25 .

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Jedidiah
Beloved by Jehovah, the name which, by the mouth of Nathan, the Lord gave to Solomon at his birth as a token of the divine favour (2 Samuel 12:25 ).

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Jedidiah - Jedidiah (‘beloved of J″ [Note: Jahweh
Jedidiah - God commissioned Nathan, and Nathan called his name Jedidiah "because of Jehovah," i. Jedidiah was not therefore his ordinary name, but Solomon
Hearers - Jedidiah Buxton, the famous peasant, who could multiply nine figures by nine in his head, was once taken to see Garrick act
Solomon - He was called "The Peaceful," because in contrast to David, his father, he secured victories by treaties and accommodation rather than by war; and Jedidiah (Beloved of Yahweh), because of the wisdom and goodness characteristic of his earlier years
Nathan - Later, in token that an atonement has been made, he adds to Solomon’s name the significant title Jedidiah (‘beloved of Jah’)
Solomon - He was also called the wisest of men, and Jedidiah = friend of Jehovah
Solomon - The prophet Nathan called him Jedidiah, "beloved of the Lord," 2 Samuel 12:25 and he was a child of promise, 1 Chronicles 22:9,10
Agur - It is even some confirmation of this opinion, that Solomon is denominated Jedidiah (beloved of the Lord) by the Prophet Nathan; and that in the book of Ecclesiastes, he styles himself Koheleth, or the Preacher. When Solomon is called Jedidiah, it is added that it was "because of the Lord;" and when he styles himself Koheleth, an explanatory clause is annexed, describing himself "the son of David, the king of Jerusalem
Solomon - " (Matthew 22:42) And it is remarkable that the Lord should have sent by the hand of Nathan, at the birth of Solomon, and called him Jedidiah, that is, beloved of the Lord
Nathan - ... Nathan conveyed Jehovah's command to David, to name Solomon" Jedidiah," not as a mere appellation, but an assurance that Jehovah loved him
Solomon - Jedidiah ("beloved of Jehovah," Psalms 127:2) was his God-given name (Psalms 60:5). Jehovah commissioned Nathan ("sent by the hand of Nathan"), and Nathan called David's son Jedidiah "for Jehovah's sake," i. Jedidiah was therefore not his actual name, but expressed Jehovah's relation to him (2 Samuel 12:24-25). (See Jedidiah. )... God having made him His Jedidiah ("beloved of Jehovah") "visited his transgression with the rod, nevertheless His lovingkindness He did not utterly take from him" (Psalms 89:30-36)
Absalom - ... Nathan's mission from Jehovah to David, announcing that the Lord loved the child, and that his name therefore was to be Jedidiah, "beloved of the Lord," implied Jehovah's choice of Solomon as successor to David (2 Samuel 12:24-25)
Solomon - Nathan, to whom his education was intrusted, called him Jedidiah, i
Theophilus (2) - Conceivably Theophilus (= OT Jedidiah, ‘God’s friend’) might be no more than a conventional title for the average Christian reader, an imaginary nom de guerre for the typical catechumen
Solomon - The Lord loved him, and sent Nathan to David to give Solomon the name of Jedidiah, or, "beloved of the Lord," 2 Samuel 12:24-25
Sol'Omon - Nathan, with a marked reference to the meaning of the king's own name (David, the darling, the beloved one ), calls the infant Jedidiah (Jedid'yah), that is, the darling of the Lord
Solomon - The name given him by Nathan ( 2 Samuel 12:25 ), Jedidiah (‘beloved of J″ [Note: Jahweh
Genealogies of Jesus Christ - In the case of Ruth this is fully satisfactory; and the conduct of the other three women is represented in Scripture as justified or pardoned, Judah was obliged to say of Tamar, ‘She is more righteous than I’ (Genesis 38:26); the remembrance of Rahab’s former life was blotted out by her subsequent faith (James 2:25, Hebrews 11:31); there is no intimation in Scripture that Bathsheba was morally responsible for the sin into which she was forced by a powerful king, and certainly the birth of Solomon is not represented as in any way displeasing to God, but rather the contrary (see 2 Samuel 12:25, where Nathan named the child ‘Jedidiah [‘Beloved of Jah’] for the Lord’s sake’; cf