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Abda (son of Shammua)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abda, Son of Shammua
Abda, Son of Shammua (עַבְדָּא‎, avda'). A Levite listed among the exiles who returned to Judah; son of Shammua the priest (Neh 11:17).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abda (Person)
ABDA (PERSON) [Heb ʿabdāʾ (עַבְדָּא‎)]. 1. The father of Adoniram (1 Kgs 4:6), an official in charge of forced labor during King Solomon’s reign (1 Kgs 5:27—Eng 5:14). Abda appears in a list of Solomon’s high officials (1 Kgs 4:1–6).2. The son of Shammua, and descendant of Jeduthun, one of 284 Levites
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abda
Abda. 1. Adoniram’s father. Adoniram was superintendent of public works under King Solomon (1 Kgs 4:6).2. Shammua’s son, who was a Levite leader in Jerusalem after the exile (Neh 11:17). The same father and son are elsewhere identified as Shemaiah and Obadiah (1 Chr 9:16).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abda (son of Shammua)
2. A Levite mentioned in the statistical note in Neh. 11:17. This “Abda the son of Shammua” is in the partly duplicate passage in 1 Ch. 9:16 called “Obadiah the son of Shemaiah.”
Obadiah
6. A Levite descended from Jeduthun (1 Ch. 12:9); called Abda in Neh. 11:17 (see Abda 2).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abda
ABDA1. Adoniram’s father. Adoniram was superintendent of public works under King Solomon (1 Kgs 4:6).2. Shammua’s son, who was a Levite leader in Jerusalem after the exile (Neh 11:17). The same father and son are elsewhere identified as Shemaiah and Obadiah (1 Chr 9:16).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abda
ABDA1. The father of Adoniram, an officer in charge of forced labor under Solomon (1 Kgs 4:6).2. The son of Shammua, a Levite of the family of Jeduthun, who resided in Jerusalem after the Exile (Neh 11:17). In 1 Chr 9:16 (RSV) he is called “Obadiah, the son of Shemaiah”.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abda
Abda (Heb. ʿaḇdaʾ) (also OBADIAH)1. The father of Adoniram, one of Solomon’s officials (1 Kgs. 4:6).2. A Levite, the son of Shammua, who settled after the Exile in Jerusalem (Neh. 11:17). At 1 Chr. 9:16 his name is given as Obadiah the son of Shemaiah.
Obadiah
Obadiah (Heb. ʿōḇaḏyâ, ʿōḇaḏyāhû)1. The steward or manager in charge of King Ahab’s household (1 Kgs. 18:3–16) who supervised Ahab’s estate and probably was responsible for royal trade and mining. As a devout worshipper of Yahweh, he hid 100 prophets of Yahweh during Jezebel’s pogram and, at
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abda
Abda [ăbˊdə] (Heb. ˓aḇda˒, perhaps abbreviation for “servant of Yahweh”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Abda
Ab´da1. Father of Adoniram. 1 Kings 4:6.2. Son of Shammua, Neh. 11:17; called Obadiah in 1 Chron. 9:16.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Abda
AB´DA (abʹdā; “the servant,” i.e., “of God”).1. The father of Adoniram, who was “over the men subject to forced labor” under Solomon (1 Kings 4:6), about 960 b.c.2. The son of Shammua, and a Levite of the family of Jeduthun, resident in Jerusalem after the Exile (Neh. 11:17), 444 b.c. Elsewhere (1
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Abda
Abdaservant. (1.) The father of Adoniram, whom Solomon set over the tribute (1 Kings 4:6); i.e., the forced labour (R.V., “levy”).(2.) A Levite of the family of Jeduthun (Neh. 11:17), also called Obadiah (1 Chr. 9:16).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Abda
ABDA [AB dah] (servant or worshiper) — the name of two men in the Old Testament:1. The father of Adoniram, Solomon’s officer in charge of the labor force (1 Kin. 4:6).2. A chief Levite, the son of Shammua, who lived in Jerusalem after the Captivity (Neh. 11:17). He is also called Obadiah (1 Chr. 9:16).
See also
Relatives
Shammua Father
Obadiah Brother
Galal Grandfather
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