(Pe·daiʹah) [meaning “Jehovah Has Redeemed”].
2. Father of Jehoiakim’s mother Zebidah; Pedaiah lived in Rumah.—2Ki 23:36.
3. Third-named son of King Jehoiachin (Jeconiah) born during the Babylonian exile. Pedaiah became father to postexilic Governor Zerubbabel and was therefore a vital link in the line leading to Jesus. (1Ch 3:17-19) Because of some unrecorded circumstance, Zerubbabel is also called the son of Pedaiah’s brother Shealtiel. Shealtiel may have adopted Zerubbabel if Pedaiah died when the boy was young; or, if Shealtiel died before fathering a son, Pedaiah may have performed brother-in-law marriage, fathering Zerubbabel in the name of his brother Shealtiel.—Ezr 5:2; Mt 1:12.
5. A descendant of Parosh who helped Nehemiah repair Jerusalem’s wall.—Ne 3:25.