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Jadon is a Hebrew name meaning "God has heard," "thankful" (according to Strong's Concordance), "a judge," or "whom God has judged."[1][2] 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

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.


  1. ^ Comay, Joan (2003–2016). Who's in the Old Testament. London, Helotes: Routledge. p. 163. ISBN 0-415-26031-0. 
  2. ^ "H3036: Jadon". Blue Letter Bible. Retrieved 2017-07-28.