Jadon

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For the Chandravanshi Rajputs in Hindu culture, see Jadaun.

Jadon is a Hebrew name meaning "thankful" (according to Strong's Concordance) or "he will judge".[1] It appears in the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament as the name of Jadon the Meronothite, one of the builders of the wall of Jerusalem in the Book of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 3:7).

The prophet Jadon[edit]

According to Flavius Josephus, Jadon is the name of a minor prophet in his Antiquities of the Jews VIII,8,5. In the Hebrew Bible it is referred to as the man of God (1 Kings 13:1). In the Lives of the Prophets he is called Joad. A Rabbinic tradition identifies him with Iddo.

Pushtun Jadun Tribe[edit]

As per ancient people and Pushtun history they are descendant of Bani Israel major evidences are present here too. One of the major Clan of Pushtun tribe "Jadoon/Gadun/Jadun is named after this Prophet. Jadoons dewelling are very much similar to Jews.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Comay, Joan (2003). Who's Who in the Old Testament. London: Routledge. p. 163. ISBN 0-415-26031-0.