Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Iddo ” means timely or lovely

  1. The father of Abinadab. (1 Kings 4:14)
  2. A descendant of Gershom, son of Levi. (1 Chronicles 6:21)
  3. Son of Zechariah, ruler of the tribe of Manasseh east of Jordan in the time of David. (1 Chronicles 27:21) (B.C. 1014.)
  4. A seer whose "visions" against Jeroboam incidentally contained some of the acts of Solomon. (2 Chronicles 9:29) He appears to have written a chronicle or story relating to the life and reign of Abijah. (2 Chronicles 13:22) (B.C. 961.)
  5. The grandfather of the prophet Zechariah. (Zechariah 1:1,7)
  6. The chief of those who assembled at Casiphia at the time of the second caravan from Babylon. He was one of the Nethinim. (Ezra 8:17) comp. Ezra 8:20 (B.C. 536.)
Related Resources
  • Easton’s Bible Dictionary
  • Hitchcocks’s Bible Names