Jegar-sahadutha Pile of testimony, the Aramaic or Syriac name which Laban gave to the pile of stones erected as a memorial of the covenant between him and Jacob (Gen 31:47), who, however, called it in Hebrew by an equivalent name, Galeed (q.v.).
Jehaleleel Praiser of God. (1.) A descendant of Judah (Ch1 4:16. (2.) A Levite of the family of Merari (Ch2 29:12).
Jehdeiah Rejoicer in Jehovah. (1.) One of the Levitical attendants at the temple, a descendant of Shubael (Ch1 24:20). (2.) A Meronothite, herdsman of the asses under David and Solomon (Ch1 27:30).
Jehiel God's living one. (1.) The father of Gibeon (Ch1 9:35). (2.) One of David's guard (Ch1 11:44). (3.) One of the Levites "of the second degree," appointed to conduct the music on the occasion of the ark's being removed to Jerusalem (Ch1 15:18, Ch1 15:20). (4.) A Hachmonite, a tutor in the family of David toward the close of his reign (Ch1 27:32). (5.) The second of Jehoshaphat's six sons (Ch2 21:2). (6.) One of the Levites of the family of Heman who assisted Hezekiah in his work of reformation (Ch2 29:14). (7.) A "prince" and "ruler of the house of God" who contributed liberally to the renewal of the temple sacrifices under Josiah (Ch2 35:8). (8.) The father of Obadiah (Ezr 8:9). (9.) One of the "sons" of Elam (Ezr 10:26). (10.) Ezr 10:21.
Jehizkiah Jehovah strengthens, one of the chiefs of Ephraim (Ch2 28:12).
Jehoaddan Jehovah his ornament, the wife of King Jehoash, and mother of King Amaziah (Kg2 14:2).
Jehoahaz Jehovah his sustainer, or he whom Jehovah holdeth. (1.) The youngest son of Jehoram, king of Judah (Ch2 21:17; Ch2 22:1, Ch2 22:6, Ch2 22:8, Ch2 22:9); usually Ahaziah (q.v.). (2.) The son and successor of Jehu, king of Israel (Kg2 10:35). He reigned seventeen years, and followed the evil ways of the house of Jeroboam. The Syrians, under Hazael and Benhadad, prevailed over him, but were at length driven out of the land by his son Jehoash (Kg2 13:1, Kg2 13:25). (3.) Josiah's third son, usually called Shallum (Ch1 3:15). He succeeded his father on the throne, and reigned over Judah for three months (Kg2 23:31, Kg2 23:34). He fell into the idolatrous ways of his predecessors (Kg2 23:32), was deposed by Pharaoh-Necho from the throne, and carried away prisoner into Egypt, where he died in captivity (Kg2 23:33, Kg2 23:34; Jer 22:10; Ch2 36:1).
Jehoash Jehovah-given. (1.) The son of King Ahaziah. While yet an infant, he was saved from the general massacre of the family by his aunt Jehosheba, and was apparently the only surviving descendant of Solomon (Ch2 21:4, Ch2 21:17). His uncle, the high priest Jehoiada, brought him forth to public notice when he was eight years of age, and crowned and anointed him king of Judah with the usual ceremonies. Athaliah was taken by surprise when she heard the shout of the people, "Long live the king;" and when she appeared in the temple, Jehoiada commanded her to be led forth to death (Kg2 11:13). While the high priest lived, Jehoash favoured the worship of God and observed the law; but on his death he fell away into evil courses, and the land was defiled with idolatry. Zechariah, the son and successor of the high priest, was put to death. These evil deeds brought down on the land the judgment of God, and it was oppressed by the Syrian invaders. He is one of the three kings omitted by Matthew (Mat 1:8) in the genealogy of Christ, the other two being Ahaziah and Amaziah. He was buried in the city of David (Kg2 12:21). (See JOASH .) (2.) The son and successor of Jehoahaz, king of Israel (Kg2 14:1; compare Kg2 12:1; Kg2 13:10). When he ascended the throne the kingdom was suffering from the invasion of the Syrians. Hazael "was cutting Israel short." He tolerated the worship of the golden calves, yet seems to have manifested a character of sincere devotion to the God of his fathers. He held the prophet Elisha in honour, and wept by his bedside when he was dying, addressing him in the words Elisha himself had used when Elijah was carried up into heaven: "O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereof." He was afterwards involved in war with Amaziah, the king of Judah (Ch2 25:23), whom he utterly defeated at Beth-shemesh, on the borders of Dan and Philistia, and advancing on Jerusalem, broke down a portion of the wall, and carried away the treasures of the temple and the palace. He soon after died (825 B.C.), and was buried in Samaria (2 Kings 14:1-17, Kg2 14:19, Kg2 14:20). He was succeeded by his son. (See JOASH [5.].)
Jehohanan Jehovah-granted, Jeroboam II. (1.) A Korhite, the head of one of the divisions of the temple porters (Ch1 26:3). (2.) One of Jehoshaphat's "captains" (Ch2 17:15). (3.) The father of Azariah (Ch2 28:12). (4.) The son of Tobiah, an enemy of the Jews (Neh 6:18). (5.) Neh 12:42. (6.) Neh 12:13.
Jehoiada Jehovah-known. (1.) The father of Benaiah, who was one of David's chief warriors (Sa2 8:18; Sa2 20:23). (2.) The high priest at the time of Athaliah's usurpation of the throne of Judah. He married Jehosheba, or Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram (Ch2 22:11), and took an active part along with his wife in the preservation and training of Jehoash when Athaliah slew all the royal family of Judah. The plans he adopted in replacing Jehoash on the throne of his ancestors are described in Kg2 11:2; Kg2 12:2; Ch2 22:11; Ch2 23:2. He was among the foremost of the benefactors of the kingdom, and at his death was buried in the city of David among the kings of Judah (Ch2 24:15, Ch2 24:16). He is said to have been one hundred and thirty years old.