What does Jehoiada mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
יְה֣וֹיָדָ֔ע father of Benaiah 7
יְהוֹיָדָ֣ע father of Benaiah 6
יְהוֹיָדָ֛ע father of Benaiah 5
יְהוֹיָדָ֨ע father of Benaiah 5
יְהוֹיָדָ֑ע father of Benaiah 4
יְהוֹיָדָ֖ע father of Benaiah 3
יְהוֹיָדָ֤ע father of Benaiah 3
יְהוֹיָדָ֜ע father of Benaiah 3
יְהוֹיָדָ֧ע father of Benaiah 2
יְהוֹיָדָ֗ע father of Benaiah 2
יְהֽוֹיָדָ֛ע father of Benaiah 1
וִיהוֹיָדָ֖ע father of Benaiah 1
יְהוֹיָדָע֙ father of Benaiah 1
יְהוֹיָדָ֥ע father of Benaiah 1
לִֽיהוֹיָדָ֣ע father of Benaiah 1
וִֽיהוֹיָדָ֗ע father of Benaiah 1
וִֽיהוֹיָדָ֜ע father of Benaiah 1
יְהוֹיָדָֽע father of Benaiah 1
לִיהוֹיָדָ֤ע father of Benaiah 1

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   1 father of Benaiah, David’s mighty warrior.
   2 leader of the priests who joined David at Hebron.
   3 high priest at the time of Athaliah’s usurpation of the throne of Judah; hid Joash, the king’s son, for six years and eventually replaced him on the throne of Judah.
   4 second priest, or sagan, to Seraiah the high priest.
   Additional Information: Jehoiada = “Jehovah knows”.
   

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Jehoiada
(jih hoy' uh duh) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh knows” or “Yahweh concerns Himself for.” 1. Priest who led the coup in which Queen Athaliah, who had usurped the throne of Judah, was slain and Joash (Jehoash), the legitimate heir to the monarchy, was enthroned (2 Kings 11:4 ). At the time, Joash was a child of seven, and Jehoiada evidently acted as regent for a number of years. Jehoiada's role was positive and beneficial; he influenced the young king to restore the Temple. The death of Jehoiada marked a precipitous decline in the king's goodness and faithfulness to the Lord (2 Chronicles 22-24 ). See 2 Chronicles 22-24 ; 2 Chronicles 22-24 ; 2 Chronicles 22-24 . 2 . Father of Benaiah, David's military leader (2 Samuel 8:18 ) apparently from Kabzeel (2 Samuel 23:20 ). This Jehoiada was apparently a Levite and military leader for David at Hebron (2 Chronicles 12:27 ). 3 . Leading priest in the time of Jeremiah preceding Zephaniah (Jeremiah 29:25-26 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Jehoiada
1. Father of BENAIAH. Prince leader of the 3,700 Aaronites, i.e. priests who joined David at Hebron (1 Chronicles 27:5; 1 Chronicles 12:27).
2. Benaiah's son, named after his grandfather; succeeded to Ahithophel as one of David's chief counselors (1 Chronicles 27:34).
3. Amariah's successor in the high-priesthood. Married, king Jehoram's daughter, sister of king Ahaziah, on whose death by Jehu's hands the queen mother Athaliah slew all the seed royal; but Jehosheba stole Joash the youngest son, and with her husband hid him in the house of God six years. (See JEHOSHEBA; ATHALIAH; JOASH.) Then when Athaliah's tyranny and foreign idolatries had disgusted the people, he with great prudence and tact made a secret compact in the temple with the five captains of the king's body guard (literally, the executioners and runners), Azariah son of Jeroham, Ishmael, Azariah the son of Obed, Maaseiah, and Elishaphat.
These summoned the Levites and heads of families throughout Judah, probably under pretext of a festal celebration. Then Jehoiada with the whole assembly "made a covenant with the king in the temple, saying, Behold the king's son shall reign, as Jehovah hath said of the sons of David" (2 Chronicles 23:3), or, as 2 Kings 11:4 expresses it, "Jehoiada made a covenant with the rulers over hundreds, the captains, and the guard, taking an oath of them and showing them the king's son." The Levite temple servants entering upon the sabbath service (relieving guard), and those being relieved, Jehoiada directed, under the captains of the royal body "guard" (2 Kings 11:11, halberdiers ) to keep watch, the former in three divisions, the latter in two. The first of the three divisions stood by the gate Sur (2 Kings 11) or Jesod (2 Chronicles 23 "the foundation," a gate in the outer court at the hollow of the Tyropeon or the Kedron).
The second to guard the king's house (2 Chronicles 23:5, not the royal palace, but the young king's place of residence in the temple), at the gate behind the guard, i.e. the gate of the guard (2 Kings 11:6; 2 Kings 11:19), the gate leading from the temple court to the royal palace on Zion; or else this division had to guard the royal avenue to the temple from the palace outside, they watching from a post in the outer courts what went on in the palace. The third to guard the house (the temple) "that it be not broken down" (Keil, "to ward off" intruders), "to be guards ('porters') of the thresholds" (of the ascent to the temple, 1 Chronicles 9:19 margin, 2 Chronicles 23:4 margin). Jehoiada furnished them with David's weapons stored in the temple. Some of the royal "guard," on whom the captains could rely, were with the Levites (2 Chronicles 23:12; 2 Kings 11:13).
Those relieved on the sabbath, whom Jehoiada still retained (for "he dismissed not the courses," 2 Chronicles 23:8) kept watch of Jehovah's house about (in respect to) the king (2 Kings 11:7) in two divisions; these answer to (2 Chronicles 23:5) "all the people (the remainder besides the three bodies under the captains) in the courts of the house of Jehovah" (2 Kings 11:13; 2 Kings 11:19). The whole royal body guard, probably after Athaliah's slaughter, joined the people in the courts, to lead the king thence to the palace; at all events the relieved Levite guards were with the people in the courts, and probably some of the royal guards who took share in the plot. 2 Kings emphasizes the part performed by the royal body guard; 2 Chronicles that performed by the Levites: there is no irreconcilable discrepancy. The guard and people kept to the courts, none but the priests and consecrated Levites entered the holy place (2 Chronicles 23:6).
Any coming within the ranks ("ranges," 2 Kings 11:8) of the guards so stationed, i.e. within the temple precincts (2 Chronicles 23:7), were to be put to death. The captains over hundreds (2 Kings 11:9) answer to "all Judah," namely, "chiefs of the fathers" (2 Chronicles 23:2; 2 Chronicles 23:8), with "the Levites." He "dismissed not the courses" (who had charge of the temple service, 1 Chronicles 24-26), answering to 2 Kings 11:7, "all you that go forth ... shall keep the watch." Jehoiada, having enthroned Joash, restored the temple worship as David had settled it, it having been neglected under the idolatrous Athaliah. Mattan the Baal priest alone was slain by the people when breaking Baal's images and altars. Jehoiada made a solemn covenant between the king and all the people, "that they should be the Lord's people." Joash repaired the house by his help, "doing that which was right in the sight of Jehovah" all the days "wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him." Joash ordered "the money of the dedicated things" to be applied to the repair of the temple, namely,
(1) "the money of every one that passeth" the census (not "the account), half a shekel, Exodus 30:13;
(2) "the money that every man is set (valued) at," namely, the valuation in redeeming the firstborn (Numbers 18:15-16), or in payment for a vow;
(3) "all the money that cometh into any man's heart to bring into the house of Jehovah," freewill offerings.
When, in the 23rd year of Jonah's reign, the temple was still not repaired, through the Levites' and priests' dilatoriness, he took the money and the repairs out of their hands; "the priests consented to receive no more money of the people (i.e. for repairs), neither to repair." Jehoiada then took a chest, with a hole made in the lid, and set it against the outer wall beside the burnt offering altar on the right, by the S. entrance into Jehovah's house, to receive the people's freewill offerings for the repairs. No golden or silver vessels, basins, knives, etc., were made with the money, until the repairs were first completed (2 Kings 12:13, compare the complementary, not contradictory, statement 2 Chronicles 24:14). The trespass money and freewill gifts to the priest, for his trouble in offering the sin offerings, the priests retained; this money did not go to the repairs. Jehoiada died (2 Chronicles 24:15-16) at last, 130 years old, "full of days."
But there is perhaps an error; Lord A. C. Hervey would read 83. Otherwise he would be 95 at Joash's accession, supposing him to live 35 of Joash's 40 years of reign, which is improbable; fifteen years before, when Jehoram was 32 (whose daughter he married), he would have been 80 (2 Chronicles 21:5; 2 Chronicles 22:1; 2 Chronicles 22:12). Disinterested patriotism, loyalty where loyalty was at immense risks, tact and practical wisdom, power of influencing others, above all deep reverence (e.g. his jealous care, amidst the irregularities of a revolution, that none should "come into Jehovah's house save the priests and ministering Levites," also that Athaliah should be thrust forth outside "the ranges," and not be slain "in the house of Jehovah," 2 Chronicles 23:6; 2 Chronicles 23:14), and zeal for the Lord's honour and the purity of His worship, were conspicuous in Jehoiada.
His death was the fatal turning point of Joash's declension. The religion that leans on man only will fail when the earthly prop is removed. Jehoiada had saved Joash's life and throne, and had been God's providential instrument in preventing the extinction of David's line, which then hung upon the one seemingly frail thread, but which could not be broken since to it belonged the promises of Messiah; he had stifled the idolatry transplanted into Judah by Joram's marriage into apostate Ahab's house, and restored Jehovah's worship. He therefore was honoured (1 Samuel 2:30) with the unique privilege of interment "among the kings in the city of David, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God and toward His (God's) house." The fickle people, princes, and king soon forgot all his benefits, and slew his son Zechariah "in the court of the Lord's house," (the very scene of Jehoiada's reverent care to remove pollution, 2 Chronicles 23:14, in restoring the throne and the temple,) for his faithful reproofs of their idolatry (2 Chronicles 24:15-16; 2 Chronicles 24:20-22). (See ZECHARIAH.)
4. Second priest (sagan ) to Seraiah, the high priest. Either carried away to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, or deposed by the Jewish rulers as a favorer of Jeremiah. This accords with the false prophet at Babylon, Shemaiah's, accusation by letter against Zephaniah, who was promoted to Jehoiada's place, for ingratitude to God in not apprehending Jeremiah, seeing that (in Shemaiah's view) "the Lord had made him priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest" for this very purpose (Jeremiah 29:25-29; 2 Kings 25:18). The second priest was "officer in the house of Jehovah." The high priest was "chief governor in the house of Jehovah"; then the second priest; then the 24 "governors of the sanctuary and of the house of God" (Jeremiah 20:1; 1 Chronicles 24:5).
5. Nehemiah 3:6.
Chabad Knowledge Base - Zechariah ben Jehoiada
(d. 661 BCE) Mentioned in 2 Chronicles 24, was killed in the Holy Temple courtyard while trying to prevent the erection of an idol in the Holy Temple.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jehoiada
Jehoiada (je-hoi'a-dah), whom, Jehovah knows. 1. The father of Benaiah, which see. 2 Samuel 8:18; 1 Kings 1:32 ff.; 1 Chronicles 18:17. This Jehoiada was the chief priest, 1 Chronicles 27:5, and therefore he was the leader of the priests who came to David at Hebron. 1 Chronicles 12:27. By a copyist's error, Benaiah is said to have been the father of Jehoiada instead of the son. 1 Chronicles 27:34. 2. A high priest of the Jews, and husband of Jehosheba. 2 Kings 11:4. See Athaliah and Joash. His administration was so auspicious to the civil and religious interests of the nation, 2 Kings 12:2; 2 Chronicles 23:16, that when he died, at an advanced age, he was buried in the royal sepulchres at Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 24:16. Many do not accept the age of 132 years assigned to him, for the reason that if he lived so long, then, when he married the daughter of Jehoram, he must have been 80, while Jehoram was only 32. It has been proposed to read "83" instead. 3. The second priest in the reign of Zedekiah. Jeremiah 29:25 to Jeremiah 29:4. One who helped repair the wall. Nehemiah 3:6. R. V. "Joiada."
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Jehoiada
Knowledge of the Lord
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jehoiada
1. Father of Benaiah one of David's officers. 2 Samuel 8:18 ; 1 Kings 1:8-44 , etc. In 1 Chronicles 27:5 he is called 'a chief priest,' which makes it possible that he is the same person as No. 3; but in the margin he is called 'principal officer.'
2. High priest during the usurpation of Athaliah. He preserved the life of Joash, the infant son of Ahaziah, and succeeded, with wisdom and energy, in placing him on the throne, and then caused the death of Athaliah. It is recorded that Joash did that which was right in the sight of the Lord all the days of Jehoiada; but on the death of the priest, the king forgot his kindness and slew Zechariah his son. 2 Kings 11:4-17 ; 2 Kings 12:2,7,9 ; 2 Chronicles 22:11 ; 2 Chronicles 23:1-18 ; 2 Chronicles 24:2-25 .
3. Leader of the Aaronites (or 'prince of Aaron') who resorted to David at Hebron. 1 Chronicles 12:27 .
4. Son of Benaiah and one of David's counsellors. 1 Chronicles 27:34 .
5. Son of Paseah: he repaired the 'old gate ' of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 3:6 .
6. Priest mentioned by the false prophet Shemaiah in his letters against Jeremiah. Jeremiah 29:26 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jehoiada
JEHOIADA. 1. Father of Benaiah, the successor of Joab, 2 Samuel 8:18 ; 2 Samuel 20:23 etc. It is probably the same man that is referred to in 1 Chronicles 12:27 ; 1 Chronicles 27:34 , where we should probably read ‘Benaiah the son of Jehoiada.’ 2. The chief priest of the Temple at the time of Ahaziah’s death ( 2 Kings 11:4 etc.). The Book of Chronicles makes him the husband of the princess Jehosheba (or Jehoshabeath, 2 Chronicles 22:11 ), by whose presence of mind the infant prince Jehoash escaped the massacre by which Athaliah secured the throne for herself. Jehoiada must have been privy to the concealment of the prince, and it was he who arranged the coup d’état which placed the rightful heir on the throne. In this he may have been moved by a desire to save Judah from vassalage to Israel, as much as by zeal for the legitimate worship.
H. P. Smith.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jehoiada
A high priest, who preserved the life and throne of the young Josiah against the usurping Athaliah. His wisdom and piety continued to bless the kingdom until he dies, B. C. 834, aged 130, and was buried
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Jehoiada
Jehovah-known.
The father of Benaiah, who was one of David's chief warriors (2 Samuel 8:18 ; 20:23 ).
The high priest at the time of Athaliah's usurpation of the throne of Judah. He married Jehosheba, or Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram (2 Chronicles 22:11 ), and took an active part along with his wife in the preservation and training of Jehoash when Athaliah slew all the royal family of Judah. The plans he adopted in replacing Jehoash on the throne of his ancestors are described in 2 Kings 11:2 ; 12:2 ; 2 Chronicles 22:11 ; 23:24 . He was among the foremost of the benefactors of the kingdom, and at his death was buried in the city of David among the kings of Judah (2 Chronicles 24:15,16 ). He is said to have been one hundred and thirty years old.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Jehoiada
The Bible mentions a number of people named Jehoiada. The only one concerning whom it speaks in any detail is the chief priest in Jerusalem who was the main influence for good in the life of the Judean king Jehoash (or Joash) (2 Chronicles 22:10-12; 2 Chronicles 23; 2 Chronicles 24:1-25; for details see JEHOASH).

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Barachias - ...
Some think him to be Zacharias, the son of Jehoiada, who was killed by the orders of Joash, between the temple and the altar, 2 Chronicles 24:21 . Campbell thinks, with Father Simon, that Jehoiada had two names, Barachias and Jehoiada
Joiada - (Whom Jehovah favours) = Jehoiada
Elishaphat - Captain of a hundred whom Jehoiada employed to protect Joash
Joiada - (joy' uh duh) Short form of personal name Jehoiada meaning, “Yah knows. Man who helped repair the old gate of Jerusalem under Nehemiah (Nehemiah 3:6 , KJV reads, Jehoiada)
Elishaphat - One of the captains who helped Jehoiada to install king Joash ( 2 Chronicles 23:1 )
Elishaphat - Son of Zichri, whom Jehoiada employed to assemble the Levites to Jerusalem to restore Joash to the throne (2 Chronicles 23:1)
Elish'Aphat - (whom God judges ), son of Zichri; one of the captains of hundreds in the time of Jehoiada
Mattan - Priest of Baal, slain in the time of Jehoiada
Elishaphat - Whom God has judged, one of the "captains of hundreds" associated with Jehoiada in the league to overthrow the usurpation of Athaliah (2 Chronicles 23:1 )
Jehoiada - At the time, Joash was a child of seven, and Jehoiada evidently acted as regent for a number of years. Jehoiada's role was positive and beneficial; he influenced the young king to restore the Temple. The death of Jehoiada marked a precipitous decline in the king's goodness and faithfulness to the Lord (2 Chronicles 22-24 ). This Jehoiada was apparently a Levite and military leader for David at Hebron (2 Chronicles 12:27 )
Jehoiada - Jehoiada. It is probably the same man that is referred to in 1 Chronicles 12:27 ; 1 Chronicles 27:34 , where we should probably read ‘Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. Jehoiada must have been privy to the concealment of the prince, and it was he who arranged the coup d’état which placed the rightful heir on the throne
Elishaphat - ” Military captain who helped Jehoiada, the priest, overthrow Queen Athaliah and establish Joash (835-796 B
Joash - But Jehosheba, the sister of Ahaziah, and wife to the High Priest Jehoiada, rescued young Joash, then a child, from the cruelty of Athaliah, and lodged him in the temple with his nurse. In the seventh year Jehoiada procured him to be acknowledged king, and so well concerted his plan, that young Joash was placed on the throne, and saluted king in the temple, before the queen was informed of it. Joash received the diadem, together with the book of the law, from the hands of Jehoiada, the high priest, who, in the young king's name, made a covenant between the Lord, the king, and the people, for their future fidelity to God. He governed with justice and piety, so long as he was guided by the High Priest Jehoiada. ...
Jehoiada, during the king's minority, had issued orders for collecting voluntary offerings to the holy place, with the design of repairing the temple; but his orders were ill executed till the twentieth year of Joash. Jehoiada dying at the age of a hundred and thirty years, Joash was misled by the evil counsel of his courtiers, who had before been restrained by the high priest's authority. Then the Spirit of the Lord coming upon the High Priest Zechariah, son of Jehoiada, he reproved the people; but they who heard him stoned him, according to orders from their king. It was not long before God inflicted on Joash the just punishment of his ingratitude to Jehoiada, whose son he had so lately murdered
Jehoshabeath - Daughter of Joram king of Israel, and wife of Jehoiada, high priest
Jehosheba - She was the only princess of the royal house who was married to a high priest, Jehoiada (2 Chronicles 22:11 )
Paseah, Phaseah - Father of Jehoiada, who helped to repair the wall of Jerusalem
Jehoiada - Jehoiada (je-hoi'a-dah), whom, Jehovah knows. This Jehoiada was the chief priest, 1 Chronicles 27:5, and therefore he was the leader of the priests who came to David at Hebron. By a copyist's error, Benaiah is said to have been the father of Jehoiada instead of the son
Aaronites - Jehoiada, the father of Benaiah, led 3,700 Aaronites as "fighting men" to the support of David at Hebron (1 Chronicles 12:27 )
Kab'ze-el - (gathered by God ), one of the "cities" of the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:21 ) the native place of the great hero Benaiah ben-Jehoiada
Mattan -
A priest of Baal, slain before his altar during the reformation under Jehoiada (2 Kings 11:18 )
Kabzeel - Called Jekabzeel when rebuilt after the captivity, Nehemiah 11:25, a city of the tribe of Judah, situated farthest to the south, Joshua 15:21; was the birthplace of Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada
Asaliah - She was killed when Jehoiada revealed that Ahaziah's son, Joash, was still alive
Athaliah - She was killed when Jehoiada revealed that Ahaziah's son, Joash, was still alive
Jehosheba - According to the Chronicler, she was wife of Jehoiada
Jehoiada - The Bible mentions a number of people named Jehoiada
Athali'ah - ( 2 Kings 11:1 ) From the slaughter one infant, named Joash, the youngest son of Ahaziah, was rescued by his aunt Jehosheba wife of Jehoiada, (2 Chronicles 23:11 ) the high priest. (2 Chronicles 24:6 ) The child was brought up under Jehoiada's care, and concealed in the temple for six years, during which period Athaliah reigned over Judah. At length Jehoiada thought it time to produce the lawful king to the people, trusting to their zeal for the worship of God and their loyalty to the house of David
Joash - Joash was hidden by Jehosheba his aunt for six years, at the end of which time he was popularly proclaimed as the legitimate ruler of Judah in a move instigated by Jehoiada. During the king's minority, Jehoiada, the priest, exercised a strong positive influence in both the civil and religious life of the nation. The death of Jehoiada, however, marked a notable decline in the quality of the rule of Joash. See Israel ; Chronology of Biblical Period; Athaliah ; Jehoiada
Joash - On the murder of his brethren by Athaliah, he was saved by his aunt Jehosheba, the wife of Jehoiada the high priest, who hid him for six years in one of the rooms of the temple. When Joash was 7 years of age, Jehoiada planned with Azariah and others, to place young Joash upon the throne, and to dethrone his grandmother, the wicked Athaliah; and the young king was crowned in the court of the temple with great solemnity. Joash behaved himself well while Jehoiada lived and was his guide; but no sooner was this good man dead than he began to listen to the counsels of his wicked courtiers. Zechariah the priest, son of Jehoiada, warned him of his sin and danger; but as a reward of bis fidelity, he was, by order of Joash, stoned to death between the porch and the altar, prophesying that God would avenge his death
Mattan - Baal's priest slain by Jehoiada "before the altars "judicially, at the reformation after Athaliah's idolatrous reign (2 Kings 11:18; 2 Chronicles 23:17)
Benaiah - Son of Jehoiada, and commander of David's bodyguards
Benaiah - Son of Jehoiada, and officer in David's and Solomon's army, perhaps chief of their body-guard. Father of Jehoiada, one of David's counsellors
Jehohanan - Father of Ishmael one of the captains of Jehoiada
Jeroham - The father of Azariah, who helped Jehoiada in the overthrow of Athaliah ( 2 Chronicles 23:1 )
jo'Ash - After his father's sister Jehoshabeath, the wife of Jehoiada the high priest, had stolen him from among the king's sons, he was hidden for six years in the chambers of the temple. In the seventh year of his age and of his concealment, a successful revolution, conducted by Jehoiada, placed him on the throne of his ancestors, and freed the country from the tyranny and idolatries of Athaliah. For at least twenty-three years, while Jehoiada lived, his reign was very prosperous; but after the death of Jehoiada, Joash fell into the hands of bad advisers, at whose suggestion he revived the worship of Baal and Ashtaroth. When he was rebuked for this by Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada, Joash caused him to be stoned to death in the very court of the Lord's house
Athaliah - She was married to Jehoram, king of Judah; and, when her son Ahaziah was slam by Jehu, she destroyed the rest of the royal family except Joash, an infant, who was concealed in the temple by his aunt Jehosheba (most likely not Athaliah's daughter), the wife of Jehoiada the high priest. In the seventh year, Jehoiada brought out the young prince
Carites - They were military personnel who helped Jehoiada, the priest, install Joash as king and assassinate the queen mother Athaliah
Jehoiada - Then Jehoiada with the whole assembly "made a covenant with the king in the temple, saying, Behold the king's son shall reign, as Jehovah hath said of the sons of David" (2 Chronicles 23:3), or, as 2 Kings 11:4 expresses it, "Jehoiada made a covenant with the rulers over hundreds, the captains, and the guard, taking an oath of them and showing them the king's son. " The Levite temple servants entering upon the sabbath service (relieving guard), and those being relieved, Jehoiada directed, under the captains of the royal body "guard" (2 Kings 11:11, halberdiers ) to keep watch, the former in three divisions, the latter in two. Jehoiada furnished them with David's weapons stored in the temple. ...
Those relieved on the sabbath, whom Jehoiada still retained (for "he dismissed not the courses," 2 Chronicles 23:8) kept watch of Jehovah's house about (in respect to) the king (2 Kings 11:7) in two divisions; these answer to (2 Chronicles 23:5) "all the people (the remainder besides the three bodies under the captains) in the courts of the house of Jehovah" (2 Kings 11:13; 2 Kings 11:19). " Jehoiada, having enthroned Joash, restored the temple worship as David had settled it, it having been neglected under the idolatrous Athaliah. Jehoiada made a solemn covenant between the king and all the people, "that they should be the Lord's people. " Joash repaired the house by his help, "doing that which was right in the sight of Jehovah" all the days "wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him. " Jehoiada then took a chest, with a hole made in the lid, and set it against the outer wall beside the burnt offering altar on the right, by the S. Jehoiada died (2 Chronicles 24:15-16) at last, 130 years old, "full of days. his jealous care, amidst the irregularities of a revolution, that none should "come into Jehovah's house save the priests and ministering Levites," also that Athaliah should be thrust forth outside "the ranges," and not be slain "in the house of Jehovah," 2 Chronicles 23:6; 2 Chronicles 23:14), and zeal for the Lord's honour and the purity of His worship, were conspicuous in Jehoiada. Jehoiada had saved Joash's life and throne, and had been God's providential instrument in preventing the extinction of David's line, which then hung upon the one seemingly frail thread, but which could not be broken since to it belonged the promises of Messiah; he had stifled the idolatry transplanted into Judah by Joram's marriage into apostate Ahab's house, and restored Jehovah's worship. " The fickle people, princes, and king soon forgot all his benefits, and slew his son Zechariah "in the court of the Lord's house," (the very scene of Jehoiada's reverent care to remove pollution, 2 Chronicles 23:14, in restoring the throne and the temple,) for his faithful reproofs of their idolatry (2 Chronicles 24:15-16; 2 Chronicles 24:20-22). This accords with the false prophet at Babylon, Shemaiah's, accusation by letter against Zephaniah, who was promoted to Jehoiada's place, for ingratitude to God in not apprehending Jeremiah, seeing that (in Shemaiah's view) "the Lord had made him priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest" for this very purpose (Jeremiah 29:25-29; 2 Kings 25:18)
Bodyguard - Members of a king's bodyguard mentioned in the Bible include: David (1 Samuel 22:14 ; 1 Samuel 28:2 ), Benaiah ben Jehoiada (2 Samuel 23:23 ), Potiphar (Genesis 37:36 ), Nebuzaradan (2 Kings 25:8 ; Jeremiah 39:9-13 ; Jeremiah 52:12-16 ), and Arioch (Daniel 2:14 )
Jehosh'Eba - (Jehovah's oath ), daughter of Joram king of Israel, and wife of Jehoiada the high priest
Athaliah - But Jehosheba, the sister of Ahaziah, by the father's side only, was at this time married to Jehoiada, the high priest; and while Athaliah's executioners were murdering the rest, she conveyed Joash the son of Ahaziah away, and kept him and his nurse concealed in an apartment of the temple, during six years. In the seventh year, his uncle Jehoiada being determined to place him on the throne of his ancestors, and procure the destruction of Athaliah, he engaged the priests and Levites, and the leading men in all the parts of the kingdom in his interest, and in a public assembly produced him, and made them take an oath of secrecy and fidelity to him. Athaliah, hearing the noise, made all haste to the temple; but when, to her astonishment, she saw the young king seated on a throne, she rent her clothes and cried out, "Treason!" But at the command of Jehoiada, the guards seized and carried her out of the temple, putting all to the sword who offered to rescue or assist her; and then taking her to the stable gate belonging to the palace, there put her to death
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According to (1 Chronicles 27:34 ) son of Benaiah; but in all probability Benaiah the sons of Jehoiada is meant. [1] The destruction of Baal-worship and the restoration of the temple were among the great works effected by Jehoiada
Barachiah - is an account of the stoning of Zechariah the son of Jehoiada (LXX Septuagint B has ‘Azariah’ for ‘Zechariah,’ but Lagarde prints ‘Zechariah’) in the court of the house of the Lord. ’s ‘son of Barachiah,’ when we should expect ‘son of Jehoiada’? In Isaiah 8:2 we read of Zechariah ‘son of Jeberechiah’ (the LXX Septuagint has ὑιόν βαραχίου), in Zechariah 1:1 of Zechariah the son of Berechiah the son of Iddo (LXX Septuagint, τὸν τοῦ Βαραχίου ὑιὸν Ἀδδώ). Further, there seems to have been a tendency to identify Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo with Zechariah son of Jehoiada, for the Targum of Lamentations 3:20 calls the Zechariah of Chronicles ‘son of Iddo. ’ We might therefore suppose that Christ spoke of Zachariah, who was really son of Jehoiada, as son of Barachiah, because the Jewish tradition of His age identified or confused the priest and the prophet; cf. the ‘priest and prophet’ applied to Zechariah son of Jehoiada in Sanh. In this case the omission of υἱοῦ Βαραχίου from Matthew 23:35 in א* would be due to someone who wondered at the ‘Barachiah’ instead of ‘Jehoiada. It is therefore argued that the Evangelist has either blundered by writing ‘of Barachiah’ in reminiscence of this event, when he should have written ‘of Jehoiada,’ or that he is responsible for the whole of the clause in which this phrase occurs, and has put into Christ’s month an anachronistic statement
Chest - The two exceptions alluded to are (a) the "coffin" in which the bones of Joseph were carried from Egypt, ( Genesis 50:26 ) and (b) the "chest" in which Jehoiada the priest collected the alms for the repairs of the temple
Jehohanan - Probably the same as the father of Ishmael, the captain who helped Jehoiada against Athaliah (2 Chronicles 23:1)
Jeberechiah - If Berechiah was father of the house, not of the individuals, the "Zachariah son of Baruch" in Matthew 23:35 (where "Zechariah the son of Jehoiada," 2 Chronicles 24:20, in the individual sense is meant) may be identical with Zechariah, son of Je ("Jah ") berechiah
Zacharias - The same as the sire of Jehoiada; Joash ungratefully forgetting that he owed his throne to Jehoiada slew Zacharias for his faithful reproof: "Why transgress ye the commandments of Jehovah, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken Jehovah, He hath also forsaken you. Contrast Jehoiada's reverent care not to slay Athaliah in the temple precincts (2 Chronicles 23:14; 2 Chronicles 24:20-22; 2 Chronicles 24:25). Joash slew other "sons" of Jehoiada besides Zacharias. Barachias may have been a second name of Jehoiada, meaning "the blessed," because he preserved David's house in the person of Joash from the murderous Athaliah, slew her, and restored the rightful king
Joash - When his grandmother Athaliah attempted to cut off all the seed royal, Joash, then an infant, was hidden and preserved by his aunt, Jehosheba, the wife of Jehoiada the high priest. When he was about seven years old, Jehoiada succeeded in placing him, as the preserved seed of David, on the throne, and putting Athaliah to death. ...
During the life of Jehoiada, Joash did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and with zeal caused the temple to be repaired. Zechariah, son of Jehoiada, attempted to call them back to the worship of God, but by command of the king he was stoned to death in the court of the temple
Athaliah - Six years afterwards he was brought from his place of refuge, and crowned by the bold and faithful high priest Jehoiada, who at the same time caused the blood-stained Athaliah to be put to death, 2 Kings 11:1-21 2 Chronicles 23:1-21
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One of the "captains of hundreds" associated with Jehoiada in restoring king Jehoash to the throne (2 Chronicles 23:1 )
Jehosheba - Jehoiada's wife. (See Jehoiada. Zechariah, Jehoiada's successor, one of them, was afterward slain, a martyr for the truth
Zacharias - There has been much dispute who this Zacharias was, but there can be little or no doubt that the allusion is to Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada, 2 Chronicles 24:20-21; and he may have been called "the son" of Barachias from his grandfather
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Father of Ishmael, one of the "captains of hundreds" whom Jehoiada the priest took into his confidence about the restoration of the line of Judah
Zacharias - This probably refers to Zecharias the son of Jehoiada, who was thus slain by order of the king
Ada'Iah - (1 Chronicles 9:12 ; Nehemiah 11:12 ) ...
Ancestor of Maaseiah, one of the captains who supported Jehoiada
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Father of Azariah, one of the captains of hundreds who joined with Jehoiada in the revolution by which Athaliah fell
Ranges - , Jehoiada orders that Athaliah should be kept surrounded by his own guards, and at the same time conveyed beyond the precincts of the temple
Jeroham - Father of captain who helped Jehoiada, the high priest, overthrow Queen Athaliah and install Joash as king about 835 B
Zich'ri - (2 Chronicles 11:16 ) ...
Father of Elishaphat, one of the conspirators with Jehoiada
Benaiah - ) Son of Jehoiada, the chief priest (1 Chronicles 27:5), so of the tribe of Levi, though of Kabzeel in S. Jehoiada, father of Benaiah, was next after Ahithophel in David's court (1 Chronicles 27:34)
Jehoash - His uncle, the high priest Jehoiada, brought him forth to public notice when he was eight years of age, and crowned and anointed him king of Judah with the usual ceremonies. Athaliah was taken by surprise when she heard the shout of the people, "Long live the king;" and when she appeared in the temple, Jehoiada commanded her to be led forth to death (2 Kings 11:13-20 )
Zachari'as - Many of the Greek fathers have maintained that the father of John the Baptist is the person to whom our Lord alludes but there can be little or no doubt that the allusion is to Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada, (2 Chronicles 24:20,21 ) and he may have been called "the son" of Barachias from his grandfather
Athaliah - The persons active in this were Jehosheba, sister of Ahaziah, and her husband Jehoiada, the chief priest
Jehoiada - It is recorded that Joash did that which was right in the sight of the Lord all the days of Jehoiada; but on the death of the priest, the king forgot his kindness and slew Zechariah his son
Athaliah - Finally, Jehoiada, the priest, led a revolt, crowning the child Josiah as king and bringing about Athaliah's death (2 Kings 11:5-20 )
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Joel - It would also explain why Joel makes no mention of the reigning Judean king, for the government was largely in the hands of the priest Jehoiada (2 Kings 11; 2 Kings 12:1). The prominence of Jehoiada could partly account for Joel’s interest in the temple and its services (Joel 1:9; Joel 1:13; Joel 2:12; Joel 2:15-17)
Athaliah - Ahaziah's youngest son Jonah alone escaped her murderous hand, secreted by Jehosheba, his aunt, daughter of Jehoram (probably not by Athaliah, but another wife) and wife of the priest Jehoiada (2 Chronicles 22:11-12). For six years he was hid, but in the seventh year Jehoiada took into covenant with him for restoring the rightful king "the captains of hundreds," two Azariahs, Ishmael, Maaseiah, and Elishaphat; they next enlisted the cooperation of the Levites, gathered out of Judah, and the chief fathers of Israel who came to Jerusalem
Jozabad - Chronicles shows that because Joash killed the sons of Jehoiada the priest, his own servants paid him back
Bena'Iah -
The son of Jehoiada the chief priest, (1 Chronicles 27:5 ) of the tribe of Levi, though a native of Kabzeel, (2 Samuel 23:20 ) set by David, (1 Chronicles 11:25 ) over his body-guard
Jehohanan - Father of a military commander under Jehoiada, the high priest, in the assassination of Queen Athaliah and the installation of Joash as king of Judah about 835 B
Maaseiah - One of the captains who assisted Jehoiada in the overthrow of Athaliah ( 2 Chronicles 23:1 )
Jehoash - After being kept in concealment until he was seven years old, he was crowned by the bodyguard under the active leadership of Jehoiada, the chief priest
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The son or grandson of Jehoiada, the high priest in the times of Ahaziah and Joash. After the death of Jehoiada he boldly condemned both the king and the people for their rebellion against God (2 Chronicles 24:20 ), which so stirred up their resentment against him that at the king's commandment they stoned him with stones, and he died "in the court of the house of the Lord" (24:21)
Zacharias - "Barachias" here may be another name for Jehoiada, as some think
Zechariah - ZECHARIAH, son of Jehoiada, high priest of the Jews; probably the same as Azariah, 1 Chronicles 6:10-11
Zechariah - A son of Jehoiada
Joash or Jehoash - Being rescued by Jehoshebah his aunt, and secluded six years in the temple, he was raised to the throne when seven years of age through the faithful care of Jehoiada; and while this venerable man survived, Joash served God and prospered
Zachariah, Zacharias - The reference is clearly to the death of Zechariah, son of Jehoiada ( 2 Chronicles 24:20-22 ); and as Chronicles was the last book of the Jewish canon, the phrase ‘ from Abel to Zechariah ’ would be equivalent to our ‘from Genesis to Revelation
Zechariah - Son of Jehoiada the priest: he rebuked the people for their idolatry, and by commandment of the king he was stoned by the people in the court of the temple
Azariah - 2 Chronicles 23:1 , Azariah and Azariahu , two of the five ‘captains of hundreds’ who assisted Jehoiada in the restoration of Joash
Azariah - Two of the captains who aided Jehoiada to place Joash on the throne
Jehoash - ...
The most influential person in Judah at that time was Jehoiada the high priest, who trained and instructed Joash. Because of Jehoiada’s influence, Joash matured into a good king (2 Kings 12:2; 2 Chronicles 24:2-3). ...
After Jehoiada’s death, Joash and his people drifted into idolatry and even killed a priest who rebuked them (2 Chronicles 24:15-22)
Nathan - Nathan, along with Zadok, the priest, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, Shimei, Rei, and David's mighty men, opposed Adonijah
Zechariah - Son of Jehoiada, and so cousin of king Joash whom Jehoiada saved from Athaliah (2 Chronicles 24:20)
Zechari'ah - ) ...
Son of the high priest Jehoiada, in the reign of Joash king of Judah (2 Chronicles 24:20 ) and therefore the king's cousin. After the death of Jehoiada, Zechariah probably succeeded to his office, and in attempting to check the reaction in favor of idolatry which immediately followed he fell a victim to a conspiracy formed against him by the king, and was stoned in the court of the temple
Jehoram - His daughter Jehosheba was married to the high priest Jehoiada
Zechariah - Son of Jehoiada the priest ( 2 Chronicles 24:20 ). After Jehoiada’s death, Zechariah reproved the idolaters and announced God’s judgment against them
Zephaniah - Succeeded to Jehoiada who was in exile
Adonijah - ...
Nathan the prophet, Zadok (Eleazar's descendant, and so of the older line of priesthood), Benaiah son of Jehoiada, captain of the king's guard, Shimei and Rei (or Shimma, Raddai), David's own brothers, supported Solomon
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David made him ruler over the Aaronites (1 Chronicles 27:17); their number in 1 Chronicles 12:27-28, is said to be 3,700 under Jehoiada
Azariah - Two military commanders of 100 men who helped Jehoiada, the high priest, depose and murder Athaliah as queen of Judah and install Joash as king (835-796)
Judah, Kingdom of - ) Jehoiada deposed her, and restored Joash to the throne, who governed well until Jehoiada's death; then gave ear to the princes, and restored idolatry, slew Zechariah his faithful reprover, and failing to withstand a Syrian invasion was killed by his own servants. (See Jehoiada; JOASH
Hazael - He took Gath and even "set his face to go up to Jerusalem" (2 Kings 12:17) in Joash's reign (2 Chronicles 24:23-24), "and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people" (it was God's righteous retribution, for it was "the princes of Judah" who with flattering "obeisance" at Jehoiada's death persuaded Joash to "leave the house of the Lord God of their fathers, to serve groves and idols," 2 Kings 12:17-18, and stoned Zechariah son of Jehoiada, who "testified against them," 2 Kings 12:19-22), and sent all the spoil to Damascus; Jehovah delivering "a very great host into the hand of a small company of Syrians, because the Jews had forsaken the Lord God of their fathers" (2 Kings 12:23-24)
Ishmael - A military officer associated with Jehoiada in the revolution in favour of Joash ( 2 Chronicles 23:1 )
Cosmetics - Elijah anointed Jehu (2 Kings 9:3 ), and Jehoiada anointed Joash (2 Kings 11:12 )
Burial - To give a place in one's own sepulchre was a special honor; as the children of Heth offered Abraham, and as Jehoiada was buried among the kings (Genesis 23:6; 2 Chronicles 24:16)
Samaritans - ...
Upon the return of the Jews from the Babylonish captivity, and the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the temple, the religion of the Samaritans received another alteration on the following occasion; one of the sons of Jehoiada, the high priest, whom Josephus calls Manasseh, married the daughter of Sanballat the Horonite; but the law of God having forbidden the intermarriages of the Israelites with any other nation, Nehemiah set himself to reform this corruption, which had spread into many Jewish families, and obliged all that had taken strange wives immediately to part with them, Nehemiah 13:23-30
Kings, Books of - Then a priest named Jehoiada led a revolt that wiped out Jezebel’s Baalism from Judah (11:1-21)
Jerusalem - Next Joash (and Jehoiada in his 23rd year of reign (2 Kings 12:6-16; 2 Chronicles 24:4-14) repaired the temple after its being injured by the Baal worshippers of Athaliah's rein. (See JOASH; Jehoiada. ) Joash apostatized at Jehoiada's death. Like Jehoram he was excluded from the royal sepulchres, whereas Jehoiada, his subject, was honoured with burial there
Zacharias - ]'>[2] ), though accepted by Baronius, that this Zacharias was slain by Herod between the Temple and the brazen altar, has no historical basis; it is a mere guess to explain the difficulty, that whereas many of the prophets were martyred at a later date than Zechariah the son of Jehoiada (2 Chronicles 24:20), yet our Lord, summing up the list of such murders, begins with Abel and ends with Zechariah (Matthew 23:35)
Covenant - Joshua and the people covenant to serve Jehovah only ( Joshua 24:25 ); so Jehoiada and the people ( 2 Kings 11:17 )
Believe - It functions as an assertion of a person’s agreement with the intent of a speech just delivered: “And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, Amen: the Lord God of my lord the king say so too
High Priest - Jehoiada in Athaliah's and Joash's reigns, Zechariah, his son Azariah in Uzziah's reign, Urijah in Ahaz's reign, and Azariah under Hezekiah. Excepting Jehoiada, who overthrew Athaliah, and Azariah who withstood Uzziah, the kings took the lead in great religious movements
Chronicles, i - According to the original account ( 2 Kings 11:1-21 ), Jehoiada was assisted in his rebellion against Athaliah by the foreign bodyguard
Government - At the same time there is no constitutional check on misrule; the ‘law of the kingdom’ in Deuteronomy 17:14 deals rather with moral and religious requirements, as no doubt did Jehoiada’s covenant ( 2 Kings 11:17 ). insurrection of Jehu ‘the captain’ ( 2 Kings 9:1-37 ), and Jehoiada’s care to get control of the army ( 2 Kings 11:4 ). Jehoiada relies on his personal influence and acts in concert with the chiefs of the army ( 2 Kings 11:1-21 ; 1 Kings 12:6 ), and even after the Exile Joshua is only the fellow of Zerubbabel
Levites - They took an active part under Jehoiada in restoring Joash (2 Chronicles 33); and in Hezekiah's reformation were "more upright" or earnest than the priests (2 Chronicles 29:5-34; 2 Chronicles 30:15-22; 2 Chronicles 30:27)
Chronicles, the Books of - Apostasy of Joash, and murder of Zechariah his reprover, on the death of Jehoiada, Zechariah's father (2 Chronicles 24)
Covenant - ...
When Athaliah tried to usurp the throne and kill off the royal family, the priest Jehoiada made a covenant agreement with the army (2 Chronicles 23:1 ) and with all the people (2 Chronicles 23:3 ) to support the king Joash against Athaliah (compare 2 Kings 11:1 )
Tombs - , eleven (David, Solomon, Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Ahaziah, Amaziah, Jotham, Hezekiah, Josiah; also the good priest Jehoiada) were buried in one common subterranean receptacle in "the city of David
Aaron - Aaron's descendants, to the number of 3,700 fighting men, with Jehoiada, father of Benaiah, their head, joined David at Hebron (1 Chronicles 12:27; 1 Chronicles 27:17); subsequently, Zadok was their chief, "a young man mighty of valor
Nehemiah - ' 'Let me have the old gate to repair,' said Jehoiada, the son of Paseah
Marriage - ) is significant as belonging to the middle class; Jehoiada ( 2 Chronicles 24:3 ) as a priest
Holy Spirit - By the time of the divided kingdom, the Spirit is beginning to inspire and empower prophets, guiding individuals to specific places where they proclaim messages of salvation or judgment from God to appointed audiences (Elijah 1 Kings 18:12 ; 2 Kings 2:16 ; Micaiah 1 Kings 22:24 ; Azariah 2 Chronicles 15:1 ; Jahaziel 2 Chronicles 20:14 ; Zechariah son of Jehoiada 2 Chronicles 24:20 )