|Lehite PN||1.||GIDANAH, Nephite son of ISHMAEL, and father of AMULEK, who lived ca. 82 BC (Alma 10:2 has P ms GIDANAH, and GIDDONAH 1830-1981).|
|2.||GIDDONAH, High priest, ca. 75 BC (Alma 30:23)|
GIDGIDDONI and GIDGIDDONAH may somehow be derived from or related to biblical Gidgad/Gudgodah (Judges 20:45, Deuteronomy 10:7), and perhaps to Hor-hagidgad “Hollow of Gidgad” (Numbers 33:32-33), which may be the same location as Arabic Wadi Ghadhaghedh.
Also possible is the root ǵdn > ‘dn, “luxury” (JH).
- R. Skousen agrees that GIDANAH is correct here – Skousen, ATV, 3:1774.
- J. R. Zorn in Freedman, ed., Anchor Bible Dictionary, III: 287.
- Nibley, LID 26, 28; and ABM 71.