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Who is Jedidiah?
        (beloved of Jehovah), the name Nathan gave to Solomon. 2 Sam 12:25. It was a play on the word David, "beloved," which comes from the same root as "Jedid;" so, as the father was beloved, the child was the beloved of Jehovah.

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Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'jedidiah' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". - Schaff's

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