A prophet of Judah, who prophesied against Jeroboam, and wrote the history of Rehoboam and Abijah, 2Ch 9:29; 12:15; 13:22. Josephus and others are of opinion that he was sent to he, who was killed by a lion, 1Ki 13:1-25. Several other persons of this name are mentioned in Scripture, 1Ch 27:21; Ezr 10:44; Zec 1:1.
(1.) Timely (1Ch 6:21). A Gershonite Levite.
(2.) Lovely. The son of Zechariah (1Ch 27:21), the ruler of Manasseh in David's time.
(3.) Timely. The father of Ahinadab, who was one of Solomon's purveyors (1Ki 4:14).
1. 1Ki 4:14.
3. 1Ch 27:21.
4. Yedoi or Yedo. A "seer" whose "visions against Jeroboam the son of Nebat" contained notices of Solomon's life (2Ch 9:29). His work "concerning genealogies" recorded "acts of Rehoboam" (2Ch 12:15). His "story" or commentary recorded the "acts, ways, and sayings of Abijah" (2Ch 13:22). His writings doubtless are embodied in Chronicles, so far as the Spirit of God saw them suited to form part of the inspired word. Tradition identifies him with the "man of God" who denounced Jeroboam's calf altar at Bethel (1 Kings 13), which 2Ch 9:29 favors; also with Oded which resembles his name (2Ch 15:1).
6. Chief of those who met at Casiphia to join in the second caravan returning under Ezra (Ezr 8:17,20) in the reign of Artaxerxes Longimanus, 458 B.C. Iddo was one of the 220 Nethinims who joined in the return.
1. Ezr 8:17 (1Es 8:45 f. Loddeus) the chief at Casiphia, who provided Ezra with Levites and Nethinim. 2. 1Ch 27:21 son of Zechariah, captain of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, perh. = No. 4. 3. Ezr 10:43 (1Es 9:35 Edos) one of those who had taken 'strange' wives. 4. 1Ki 4:14 father of Abinadab, who was Solomon's commissariat officer in Mahanaim in Gilead (see No. 2). 5. 1Ch 6:21 a Gershonite Levite called Adaiah in 1Ch 6:41. 6. A seer and prophet cited by the Chronicler as an authority for the reigns of Solomon (2Ch 9:29), Rehoboam (2Ch 12:15), Abijah (2Ch 13:22). 7. Zec 1:1,7; Ezr 5:1; 6:14 (1Es 6:1 Addo) grandfather (father acc. to Ezr.) of the prophet Zechariah; possibly of the same family as No. 2. 8. Ne 12:4,16 one of the priestly clans that went up with Zerubbabel.
1. Father of Ahinadab one of Solomon's commissariat officers. 1Ki 4:14.
2. Son of Joah, a descendant of Gershom. 1Ch 6:21.
3. Son of Zechariah and a ruler of Manasseh in Gilead. 1Ch 27:21.
6. Chief at Casiphia, to whom Ezra sent for Levites. Ezr 8:17.
(timely or lovely).
1. The father of Abinadab.
2. A descendant of Gershom, son of Levi.
3. Son of Zechariah, ruler of the tribe of Manasseh east of Jordan in the time of David.
4. A seer whose "visions" against Jeroboam incidentally contained some of the acts of Solomon.
He appears to have written a chronicle or story relating to the life and reign of Abijah.
5. The grandfather of the prophet Zechariah.
6. The chief of those who assembled at Casiphia at the time of the second caravan from Babylon. He was one of the Nethinim.
comp. Ezra 8:20 (B.C. 536.)
IDDO, a prophet of the kingdom of Judah, who wrote the actions of Rehoboam's and Abijah's reigns, 2Ch 12:15. It seems by 2Ch 13:22, that he had entitled his work, Midrasch, or, "Inquiries." We know nothing particularly concerning the life of this prophet. It is probable that he likewise wrote some prophecies against Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, 2Ch 9:29, wherein part of Solomon's life was included. Josephus, and many others after him, are of opinion that it was Iddo who was sent to Jeroboam, while he was at Bethel, and was there dedicating an altar to the golden calves; and that it was he who was killed by a lion, 1 Kings 13.