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Jehoiada (jēhoiˈədə) [key], in the Bible. 1 High priest. He married Jehosheba, a princess of Judah, and together they saved the infant Jehoash. They led the conspiracy against Athaliah that put Jehoash on the throne (see Jehoash2). Jehoiada was buried with the kings of Judah. His son was Zechariah the martyr. 2 Priest and ally of David, father of Solomon's general Benaiah. At one point he is apparently called Benaiah's son. 3 Priest. 4 Worker on the wall of Jerusalem. 5 Priest who held office in Nehemiah's regime.

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