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Jehoiada was the High Priest of Israel at the time of the reign of Joash. He took an active part in saving the young king from Queen Athaliah's brutal reign of terror. Later in his life, he led Joash to bring the country back to God. Unfortunately, when he died, Joash reverted the county back to idolatry. He was the true force for good in Josiah's early life, not the king.[1]

The name Jehoiada can also refer to the father of Benaiah, one of David's Mighty Warriors.[2]