Jedai'ah (Heb. Yedayah'), the name of several men, of different form in the original.
1. (ידָיָה, tinvoker of Jehovah; Sept. Ε᾿διά v.r. Ι᾿εδιά and Ι᾿εδαϊvα) Son of Shimri and father of Allon, of the ancestors of Ziza, a chief Simeonite who migrated to the valley of Gedor (1Ch 4:37). B.C. long ante 711.
2. (Same Hebrew name as preceding; Sept. 'Ieiala.) Son of Harumaph, and one of those that repaired the walls of Jerusalem after the exile (Ne 3:10). B.C. 446.
3. (ידִעיָה, knowing Jehovah; Sept. Ι᾿δεία) The chief of the second division of priests as arranged by David (1Ch 24:7). B.C. 1014.
4. (Same Heb. name as preceding; Sept. Ι᾿ωδαέ, Ι᾿εδδουά, Ι᾿αδία, Ι᾿δεϊvας, ᾿Ωδουϊvας, ῎Εδιος, Ι᾿εδεϊού, Αἰδειού) A priest who officiated in Jerusalem after the exile (1Ch 9:10; Ne 11:10; in which latter passage, however, he is styled the son of Joiarib, evidently the same as the Jehoiarib with whom he is merely associated in the former passage). From Ezr 2:36; Ne 7:39, he appears to have belonged to the family of Jeshua (973 of his relatives having returned with him from Babylon), so that he is probably the same with the priest Jedaiah enumerated (Ne 12:6) amongst the contemporaries of Jeshua who returned with Zerubbabel (the name apparently being repeated in verse 7; comp. ver. 19, 21, where the same repetition occurs, although with the mention of different sons), and probably also identical with the Jedaiah whom the prophet was directed to crown with the symbolical wreath (Zec 6:10,14). ῥ B.C. 536-520.