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Abijah (son of Samuel)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abijah, Son of Samuel
Abijah, Son of Samuel (אֲבִיָּה‎, aviyyah). A corrupt judge of Israel and second son of Samuel (1 Sam 8:2). The injustice of Samuel’s sons prompted Israel to ask for a king (1 Sam 8:5).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abijah (Person)
ABIJAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾăbı̂yâ (אֲבִיָּה)]. Var. ABIJAM; ABI. 1. According to the MT, a man from the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chr 7:6, 8). He was the grandson of Benjamin, being the son of Becher who was Benjamin’s son. But some scholars are suspicious of the text of 1 Chr 7:6a. Curtis and Madsen (Chronicles
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abia
Abia. 1. kjv rendering of Abijam, Rehoboam’s son and king of Judah, in 1 Chronicles 3:10 and Matthew 1:7.See Abijam.2. kjv rendering of Abijah in Luke 1:5.See Abijah #6.
Abiah
Abiah. 1. kjv translation for Abijah, Samuel’s son, in 1 Samuel 8:2 and 1 Chronicles 6:28.See Abijah #1.2. kjv translation of a Hebrew word in 1 Chronicles 2:24 which renders it as a proper name referring to the wife of Hezron. Most modern translations render it “his father”: “Caleb went in to Ephrathah,
Abijah
Abijah. 1. Samuel’s second son who, with his elder brother Joel, was a corrupt judge in Beersheba. Because of the corruption, Israel’s leaders asked to be ruled instead by a king (1 Sm 8:2; 1 Chr 6:28, kjv Abiah).2. Son of Jeroboam I of the northern kingdom of Israel. The boy’s illness impelled his
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abijah (son of Samuel)
2. AV, NEB, ABIAH. The second son of the prophet Samuel (1 S. 8:2; 1 Ch. 6:28 [MT 13]). With his brother he was appointed by Samuel as a judge at Beer-sheba, but both proved corrupt and were rejected by the tribal elders.
Abijah
Abijah ə-bīʹjə [Heb. aḇîyâ, aḇîyāhû (2 Ch. 13:20f)—‘my father is Yahweh’ or ‘Yahweh is father’; Gk. Abia]; AV NT ABIA (Mt. 1:7; Lk. 1:15).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abia
ABIA*1. kjv rendering of Abijam, Rehoboam’s son and king of Judah, in 1 Chronicles 3:10 and Matthew 1:7. See Abijam.2. kjv rendering of Abijah in Luke 1:5. See Abijah #6.
Abiah
ABIAH*1. kjv translation for Abijah, Samuel’s son, in 1 Samuel 8:2 and 1 Chronicles 6:28. See Abijah #1.2. kjv translation of a Hebrew word in 1 Chronicles 2:24, which renders it as a proper name referring to the wife of Hezron. Most modern translations render it “his father”: “Caleb went in to Ephrathah,
Abijah
ABIJAH1. Samuel’s second son who, with his older brother, Joel, was a corrupt judge in Beersheba. Because of the corruption, Israel’s leaders demanded to be ruled instead by a king (1 Sm 8:2; 1 Chr 6:28).2. Son of Jeroboam I of the northern kingdom of Israel. The boy’s illness impelled his family to
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abijah
Abijah (uh-bi´juh; Heb., “the Lord is my father”).1 The son of Samuel, who served as judge in Beer-sheba (1 Sam. 8:2).2 The king of Judah ca. 915–913 bce, referred to as Abijam in 1 Kings. He was the son of Rehoboam; his mother is variously identified as Maacah, the daughter of Absalom (2 Chron. 11:20)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abia
ABIA1. Grandson of Solomon through Rehoboam, father of Asa (1 Chr 3:10; Mt 1:7).2. Descendant of Aaron, who was head of the eighth division of David’s priestly order (1 Chr 24:10, “Abijah”). Zaracharias, father of John the Baptist, belonged to this division (Lk 1:15). See Abijah.
Abiah
ABIAH. Variant form of Abijah (q.v.).1. The second son of Samuel who was appointed judge of Beer-sheba, whose conduct hastened Israel’s demand for a king like other nations (1 Sam 8:2–5; 1 Chr 6:28).2. The wife of Hezron (1 Chr 2:24).3. One of the sons of Becher and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr 7:6,
Abijah
ABIJAH1. A son of Jeroboam I, king of Israel. When the boy was gravely ill, Jeroboam sent his wife in disguise to appeal to the prophet Ahijah. The prophet, warned by God, told her that for the sin and apostasy of Jeroboam God’s judgment would sweep his descendants away, and as for Abijah, “when thy
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Abijah
ABIJAH (Heb. ’abîyâ, ‘my father is Yahweh’, or ‘Yahweh is father’). A name borne by several men and women in the OT. Chief among them are the second son of Samuel (1 Sa. 8:2; 1 Ch. 6:28), a descendant of Eleazar who gave his name to the eighth of the twenty-four courses of priests (1 Ch. 24:10ff.;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abijah
Abijah (Heb. ʾăḇɩ̂yâ) (also ABI, ABIJAM)1. The second son of Samuel, who served (together with his brother, Joel) as a judge in Beer-sheba and was corrupted by duplicity (1 Sam. 8:2–3; 1 Chr. 6:13 [MT 28]).2. The son of Jeroboam I, king of Israel. When he fell ill, he sent his wife in disguise to
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Abijah
ABIJAH (Hebrew, “Yahweh is my father”)1. The king of Judah (ca. 913–911 b.c.), the son and successor of King Rehoboam (2 Chr 13:2); also called Abijam in 1 Kgs 15. His brief reign is judged harshly in 1 Kgs 15:1–8, owing probably to his religious habits (see 1 Kgs 15:3–5), but the author of Chronicles
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Abia
Abi´a, Abi´ah, or Abi´jah.1. Son of Becher, the son of Benjamin. 1 Chron. 7:8.2. Wife of Hezron. 1 Chron. 2:24.3. Second son of Samuel. 1 Sam. 8:2; 1 Chron. 7:28.4. The son of Rehoboam. 1 Chron. 3:10; Matt. 1:7. See Abijah, 1.5. Mother of King Hezekiah. [Abi.]6. Same as Abijah, 4.
Abijah
Abi´jah or Abi´jam (my father is Jerhovah).1. Son and successor of Rehoboam on the throne of Judah. 1 Kings 14:21; 2 Chron. 12:16. He is called Abijah in Chronicles, Abijam in Kings. He began to reign b.c. 959, and reigned three years. He endeavored to recover the kingdom of the Ten Tribes, and made
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Samuel Father
Joel Brother
Hannah Grandmother
Heman Nephew
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