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Zadok (Hebrew: צדוק‎) is a Hebrew name, meaning "righteous", and was the name of several individuals in the Hebrew Bible:

  • Zadok (High Priest), the first high priest of the Israelites in Jerusalem after it was conquered by David. Also written as Zadoq (Ts+D+Q).
  • The father of Jerusha, who was wife of King Uzziah, and mother of King Jotham (2 Kings 15:33; 2 Chr. 27:1).
  • "The scribe" set over the treasuries of the temple by Nehemiah along with a priest and a Levite (Nehemiah 13:13).
  • The son of Baana, one of those who assisted in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 3:4).
  • The Hebrew term for Sadducees (Zadokim), the Priestly sect during the time of the Second Temple
  • A founder of the Zealots along with Judas of Galilee[1]
  • Rabbi Tzadok was a respected member of the sages in Jerusalem in the first century. He is famous for a fast he began 40 years before the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE wherein he would eat and live off of one fig per day only.

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Zadok the Priest is an 18th century coronation anthem that was composed by Handel for the coronation of George II.



  1. Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews Book 18, Chapter 1


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