Joi'ada (Heb. Yoyadats', יויָדָע, a contraction of JEHOIADA, found only in Nehemiah, who invariably uses it), the name of two men.
1. (Sept. Ι᾿ωειδά v.r. Ι᾿ωιδά, Vulg. Jojada, A. Vers. "Jehoiada.") Son of Paseah, and apparently one of the chief priests; in conjunction with Meshullam he repaired the Old Gate, SEE JERUSALEM, with its appurtenances, after the captivity (Ne 3:6). B.C. 446.
2. (Sept. Ι᾿ωαδά v.r. Ι᾿ωιαδά, Ι᾿ωδαέ.) Son and successor of Eliashib in the high priesthood, himself succeeded by his son Jonathan (Ne 12:10-11,22); another of his sons having married a daughter of Sanballat, on which account he was banished (Ne 13:28). B.C. post 446. Josephus (Ant. 11, 7, 1) Graecizes the name as Judas (Ι᾿ούδας). SEE HIGH PRIEST.