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A priest who returned to Judah from exile with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:4). The leader of the family of Abijah signed the written agreement to keep the law during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh 10:7).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
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,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
6. The head of a priestly family in the time of Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:4, 17). An individual of the same name signed the covenant in Nehemiah’s time, three-quarters of a century later (Neh. 10:7). But since the majority of the names in the list of Neh. 10:1–8 also occur in the list of Neh. 12:1–7, it is
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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,
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 (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
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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
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