Fausset's Bible Dictionary


1. Successor of Jonathan or Johanan in the high priesthood. The last high priest and the latest name in Old Testament, supposing 1Ch_3:22-24 corrupt. In the reign of the last Persian king Darius and of Alexander; when he invaded Judea Jaddua is said to have gone out in priestly robes to meet Alexander, and to have implored his goodwill toward the Jews (Josephus, Ant. 11:8, section 7; Neh_12:11-22). (See ALEXANDER.) The phrase "Darius the Persian" implies that the Grecian dynasty of Alexander the Great had begun.

2. Neh_10:21.


Taken from: Fausset's Bible Dictionary by Andrew Robert Fausset (1821-1910)