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Jehozadak


Jehoz’adak (Jehovah justifies), usually called Jozadak or Josedech. He was the son of the high priest Seraiah. 1 Chron. 6:14, 15. When his father was slain at Riblah by order of Nebuchadnezzar, 2 Kings 25:18, 21, Jehozadak was led away captive to Babylon. 1 Chron. 6:15. (b.c. 588.) He himself never attained the high priesthood, but he was the father of Jeshua the high priest, and of all his successors till the pontificate of Alcimus. Ezra 3:2; Neh. 12:26, etc.