Jediael (Ji-di´ay-uhl; Heb., meaning uncertain, possibly “God knows”)

1 A son of Benjamin and head of a large family group (1Chr 7:6; 1Chr 7:10; 1Chr 7:11). 2 The son of Shimri; he and his brother Joha were members of David’s fighting band (1Chr 11:45); he may be the same one who defected to David at Ziklag from the tribe of Manasseh (1Chr 12:20). 3 A Levite of the clan of Korah, the second son of the eastern gatekeeper Meshelemiah (Shelemiah).

1Chr 7:6

Descendants of Benjamin
6The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, and Jediael, three.

1Chr 7:10

10The sons of Jediael: Bilhan. And the sons of Bilhan: Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar.

1Chr 7:11

11All these were the sons of Jediael according to the heads of their ancestral houses, mighty warriors, seventeen thousand two hundred, ready for service in war ... View more

1Chr 11:45

45Jediael son of Shimri, and his brother Joha the Tizite,

1Chr 12:20

20As he went to Ziklag these Manassites deserted to him: Adnah, Jozabad, Jediael, Michael, Jozabad, Elihu, and Zillethai, chiefs of the thousands in Manasseh.

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