Character Study on Jehozadak

Character Study on Jehozadak

1 Chronicles 6: And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,
1 Chronicles 6: And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Jehozadak
(jih hahz' uh dak) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh deals righteously.” 1. High priest at the time Nebuchadnezzar carried Judah into Babylonian Exile about 587 B.C. (1 Chronicles 6:14-15 ). He was the father of Joshua, the high priest who returned from Exile with Zerubbabel about 537 B.C. (Haggai 1:1 ; Zechariah 6:11 ). An abbreviated Hebrew form Jozadak also appears, and English translations are inconsistent in spelling the name. See Jozadak ; Josedech .

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Jehozadak
Led captive to Babylon after Seraiah his father's execution at Riblab (1 Chronicles 6:14-15; 2 Kings 25:18; 2 Kings 25:21). Father of Jeshua the high priest, who with Zerubbabel led the returning Jews from Babylon (Ezra 3:2; Nehemiah 12:26). Zedekiah("righteous is Jehovah"); Jehozadak ("Jehovah is righteous".) It is suggestive that the names of the last king and of the representative of the high priesthood in the captivity both express that the suspension of the throne and of the priesthood was Jehovah's righteous judgment for Judah's sins; moreover Joshua or Jeshua, who restored the temple altar, expresses salvation; as the former Joshua led the hitherto homeless Israelites into Canaan their inheritance; and as Jesus, the Antitype, saves us from our sins and leads us into the heavenly rest. (See JOSHUA; JESHUA.)

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Jehozadak
Justice of the Lord
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jehozadak
Son of Seraiah: a priest carried into captivity. 1 Chronicles 6:14,15 . See JOSEDECH.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jehozadak
JEHOZADAK . Father of Joshua the high priest ( 1 Chronicles 6:14-15 , Haggai 1:1 ; Haggai 1:12 ; Haggai 1:14 ; Haggai 2:2 ; Haggai 2:4 , Zechariah 6:11 ). The name is shortened to Jozadak in Ezra 3:2 ; Ezra 3:8 ; Ezra 5:2 ; Ezra 10:18 , Nehemiah 12:26 . It appears as Josedek in Esther 5:5 Esther 5:5 ; 1Es 5:48 ; 1Es 5:56 ; Esther 6:2 Esther 6:2 ; Esther 9:19 Esther 9:19 , Sir 49:12 .

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Jehozadak
Jehovah-justified, the son of the high priest Seraiah at the time of the Babylonian exile (1 Chronicles 6:14,15 ). He was carried into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar, and probably died in Babylon. He was the father of Jeshua, or Joshua, who returned with Zerubbabel.

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Joshua the Son of Jehozadak
In 539 BC Cyrus of Persia conquered Babylon and immediately gave permission to the captive Jews to return to their homeland and rebuild Jerusalem and the temple. Chief among those who returned were the governor Zerubbabel and the high priest Joshua (or Jeshua) the son of Jehozadak (or Jozadak) (Ezra 2:1-2).

Joint leadership

Under the leadership of Zerubbabel and Joshua, the returned exiles set up the altar soon after they arrived in Jerusalem (Ezra 3:1-2). They laid the foundation of the temple the next year (Ezra 3:8-11), but when opposition discouraged the builders, the work stopped (Ezra 4:1-5).

Sixteen years later God raised up the prophets Haggai and Zechariah to stir up Zerubbabel, Joshua and the people to get to work once more on the temple (Ezra 4:24; Ezra 5:1-2; Haggai 1:1-11). When work restarted, the prophets brought further messages of encouragement to the people through Zerubbabel and Joshua (Haggai 1:12-15; Haggai 2:1-9).

The rebuilding of the temple was a preparation for the coming of the Messiah. When, in anticipation of this Messiah, the Jews conducted a coronation ceremony, the person they should have crowned was Zerubbabel, for he was not only governor but also a Davidic prince in the line of the Messiah (Matthew 1:6; Matthew 1:12; Matthew 1:16). Instead they crowned the priest Joshua, to avoid any action that may have appeared to the Persians as treason. The ceremony emphasized that the joint rule of Joshua and Zerubbabel, the priest and the prince, foreshadowed the rule of the priest-king Messiah (Zechariah 6:9-14).

Dealing with sin

In a vision that the prophet Zechariah saw, Joshua the high priest was standing before God in dirty garments. Standing beside Joshua was Satan, ready to make the accusation that the people were unclean because of their long exile in idolatrous Babylon. They were therefore no longer fit to serve God or build him a temple. By clothing Joshua in clean garments, God showed that he had forgiven and cleansed his people (Zechariah 3).

Sadly, the people’s renewed devotion was short-lived. Joshua’s sons did not truly follow God and, like many of their countrymen, married unbelieving non-Jewish women. When rebuked by Ezra, they put away their foreign wives and offered sacrifices for their wrongdoing (Ezra 10:18-19).

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Josedech - ” KJV spelling of short form of Jehozadak. See Jehozadak
Jozadak - (jahz' uh dak) Short form of personal name Jehozadak meaning, “Yah acts in righteousness. See Jehozadak
Josedech - (See Jehozadak
Jozadak - See Jehozadak
Josedek - See Jehozadak
Jozadak - JOZADAK or Jehozadak
Joz'Adak - ( Ezra 3:2,8 ; 5:2 ; 10:18 ; Nehemiah 12:26 ) The contracted form of Jehozadak
Josedech - Perhaps the same as Jehozadak in 1 Chronicles 6:14,15
Jehoz'Adak - ( 1 Chronicles 6:14,15 ) When his father was slain at Riblah by order of Nebuchadnezzar, (2 Kings 25:18,21 ) Jehozadak was led away captive to Babylon
Jesh'ua - ) ... Son of Jehozadak, first high priest after the Babylonish captivity, B. Jeshua was probably born in Babylon, whither his father Jehozadak had been taken captive while young
Jesh'ua - ) ... Son of Jehozadak, first high priest after the Babylonish captivity, B. Jeshua was probably born in Babylon, whither his father Jehozadak had been taken captive while young
Jehozadak - Jehozadak
Jehozadak - Zedekiah("righteous is Jehovah"); Jehozadak ("Jehovah is righteous"
Zadok - The genealogy of Zadok is given in 1 Chronicles 6:3-15 from Aaron through Eleazar on down to Jehozadak of postexilic times (compare Zechariah 6:11 ). The returning priests, including Joshua son of Jehozadak (1 Chronicles 6:15 ) and Ezra (1 Chronicles 7:1-7 ), were of the line of Zadok which lasted long into the intertestamental period
Joshua the Son of Jehozadak - Chief among those who returned were the governor Zerubbabel and the high priest Joshua (or Jeshua) the son of Jehozadak (or Jozadak) (Ezra 2:1-2)
Jeshua - Son of Jehozadak who went into captivity (1 Chronicles 6:15)
High Priest - From David to Jeconiah there are twenty kings, but from Zadok to Jehozadak but 13 high priests, in 1 Chronicles 6:8-15. Seraiah's son, Jehozadak or Josedech, was carried captive (1 Chronicles 6:15)