- Whom Jehovah helps.1) Son of Ethan, of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr. 2:8).2) Son of Ahimaaz, who succeeded his grandfather Zadok as high priest (1 Chr. 6:9; 1 Kings 4:2) in the days of Solomon. He officiated at the consecration of the temple (1 Chr. 6:10).3) The son of Johanan, high priest in the reign of Abijah and Asa (2 Chr. 6:10, 11).4) High priest in the reign of Uzziah, king of Judah (2 Kings 14:21; 2 Chr. 26:17-20). He was contemporary with the prophets Isaiah, Amos, and Joel.5) High priest in the days of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 31:10-13). Of the house of Zadok.6) Several other priests and Levites of this name are mentioned (1 Chr. 6:36; Ezra 7:1; 1 Chr. 9:11; Neh. 3:23, etc.).7) The original name of Abed-nego (Dan. 1:6, 7, 11, 16). 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 (2 Chr. 15:1). He stirred up the king and the people to a great national reformation.
Easton's Bible Dictionary. M.G. Easton. 1897.
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