[some Pedai'ah] (Heb. Pedayah', פּדָיָה,l preserved of Jehovah; written also Pedaydhu, פּדָיָהוּ, with the same meaning, 1Ch 27:20; Sept. Φαδαϊvα or Φαδαϊvας), the name of at least six Hebrews.
1. The father of Joel, which latter was ruler of the half-tribe of Manasseh during the latter part of David's reign (1Ch 27:20). B.C. ante 1013.
2. A citizen "of Rumah," and the father of the Zebudah who was wife to Josiah, and mother of Jehoiakim (2Ki 23:36). B.C. ante 648.
3. The father of Zerubbabel, by the widow of his brother Salathiel (1Ch 3:18), under the Levirate law (comp. Strong's Harmony, p. 17). B.C. ante 536.
4. A "son of Parosh;" an Israelite who aided in repairing the walls of Jerusalem under Nehemiah (Ne 3:25). B.C. cir. 446.
5. Son of Kolaiah, and father of Joed of the tribe of Benjamin, mentioned only in the genealogy of Sallu (Ne 11:7). B.C. ante 445.
6. A Levite whom Nehemiah appointed one of the sacred treasurers, or disbursers (Ne 13:13); apparently the same who stood on the left of Ezra while he read the law, but of whom nothing further is known (Ne 8:4). B.C. 445.