Adaiah in Smiths Bible Dictionary

(adorned by Jehovah). 1. Maternal grandfather of King Josiah, and native of Boscath in the lowlands of Judah. 2Ki 22:1 (B.C. 648.) 2. A Levite of the Gershonite branch, and ancestor of Asaph. 1Ch 6:41 In v. 1Ch 6:21 Heb Isa called IDDO. 3. A Benjamite, son of Shimhi, 1Ch 8:21 who is apparently the same as Shema in v. 1Ch 8:13 4. A priest, son of Jehoram. 1Ch 9:12; Ne 11:12 5. Ancestor of Maaseiah, one of the captains who supported Jehoiada. 2Ch 23:1 6. One of the descendants of Bani, who had married a foreign wife after the return from Babylon. Ezr 10:29 (B.C. 459). 7. The descendant of another Bani, who had also taken a foreign wife. Ezr 10:39 8. A man of Judah, of the line of Pharez. Ne 11:5