Jehozadak

Jehozadak

(jēhŏz`ədăk), the same as JozadakJozadak
, in the Bible, one in the high priests' line who probably never held office, because he was carried away to Babylon. Alternate spellings are Jehozadak and Josedech.
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This is because even though Jeshua ben Jehozadak would have been a high priest son of a high priest, Ezra was more righteous than he (Song of Songs Rabbah 5:2).
Emden concedes, however, that from a simple reading of the Tanakh it is evident that Jeshua ben Jehozadak was the kohen gadol, not Ezra, and that the succession was in a direct line through his male descendants for generations.
Seraiah's older brother Jehozadak was the firstborn, and it was therefore Jehozadak's son, Jeshua, who inherited the position of high priest.
20 he writes that Ezra, the first high priest, was succeeded by Jeshua ben Jehozadak.