Jehoz'adak (Heb. Yehotsadak', יהוֹצָדָק, Jehovah justified; Sept. Ι᾿ωσεδέκ; Auth. Vers. "Josedech" in Haggai and Zechariah), also in the contracted form JOZADAK (יוֹצָדָק, Yotsadak', in Ezra and Nehemiah; Sept. Ι᾿ωσεδἐκ), the son of the high priest Seraiah at the time of the Babylonian captivity (1Ch 6:14-15). Although he succeeded to the high priesthood after the slaughter of his father at Riblah (2Ki 25:18-21), he had no opportunity of performing the functions of his office (Selden, De success. in Pont. in Opp. 2, 104). He was carried into captivity by Neduchadnezzar (1Ch 6:15), and evidently died in exile, as, on the return from the captivity, his son Joshua was the first high priest who officiated (Hag 1:1,12,14; Hag 2:2,4; Zec 6:11; Ezr 3:2,8; Ezr 5:2; Ezr 10:18; Ne 12:26). B.C. 588. SEE HIGH PRIEST.

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