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Abdi (father of Kish)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abdi, Father of Kish
Abdi, Father of Kish (עַבְדִּי‎, avdiy). The father of a Levite in the time of King Hezekiah (2 Chr 29:12).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abdi (Person)
ABDI (PERSON) [Heb ʿabdı̂ (עַבְדִּי‎)]. 1. A Levite of the clan of Merari, and father of Kishi and grandfather of Ethan (1 Chr 6:29—Eng 6:44). His name appears in an extended genealogy listing Levi’s descendants (1 Chronicles 1–9). Abdi’s son Kishi (Heb qyšy) is probably the Kushaiah (Heb qwšyhw) of 1
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abdi
Abdi. 1. Member of the Merari clan of Levites. Abdi’s grandson Ethan was a musician in King David’s time (1 Chr 6:44; 15:17).2. Levite whose son Kish served in King Hezekiah’s time (2 Chr 29:12). This Abdi has sometimes been confused with Abdi #1.3. Member of the Elam clan in Ezra’s time. This Abdi
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abdi (father of Kish)
2. A Levite, father of the Kish who was in service at the beginning of the reign of Hezekiah (2 Ch. 29:12). Some mistakenly identify this Abdi with 1.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abdi
ABDI1. Member of the Merari clan of Levites. Abdi’s grandson Ethan was a musician in David’s time (1 Chr 6:44; 15:17).2. Levite whose son Kish served in Hezekiah’s time (2 Chr 29:12). This Abdi has sometimes been confused with Abdi #1.3. Member of the Elam clan in Ezra’s time. This Abdi is listed
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abdi
ABDI1. A Levite, father of Kishi and grandfather of David’s singer Ethan (1 Chr 6:44).2. A Levite, father of Kish who served at the beginning of Hezekiah’s reign, considered by some to be the same as 1 above (2 Chr 29:12).3. One of the sons of Elam in Ezra’s time who put away his foreign wife (Ezr
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abdi
Abdi (Heb. ʿaḇdɩ̂)1. A Levite of the family of Merari. He was the grandfather of Ethan, a temple singer during the days of David (1 Chr. 6:44 [MT 29]).2. The father of the Levite Kish, a contemporary of King Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:12).3. An Israelite who had to divorce his foreign wife during the ministry
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abdi
Abdi [ăbˊdī] (Heb. ˓aḇdî, probably abbreviation for “servant of Yahweh”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Abdi
Ab´di (my servant).1. A Merarite, and ancestor of Ethan the singer. 1 Chron. 6:44. (b.c. before 1015.)2. The father of Kish, a Merarite, in the reign of Hezekiah. 2 Chron. 29:12. (b.c. before 736.)3. One of the Bene-Elam in the time of Ezra, who had married a foreign wife. Ezra 10:26. (b.c. 659.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Abdi
AB´DI (abʹdī; “my servant”).1. A Levite and the grandfather of Ethan, and one of the singers appointed by David for the sacred service (1 Chron. 6:44).2. A Levite, in the reign of Hezekiah, father of Kish (2 Chron. 29:12).3. A son of Elam who put away his Gentile wife after the return from Babylon
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Abdi
ABDI [AB dih] (servant of the Lord) — the name of two or three men in the Old Testament:1. A Levite of the family of Merari; he was the son of Malluch and the father of Kishi (1 Chr. 6:44).2. A Levite contemporary with Hezekiah king of Judah (2 Chr. 29:12). This person may be the same as Abdi No. 1.
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