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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abijam
Abijam. Rehoboam’s son and successor as king of Judah, 913–910 bc (1 Chr 3:10, kjv Abia; alternately called Abijah in 2 Chr 11:18–22; 12:16; 13:1–22; 14:1). A major focus of Abijam’s reign was his war with King Jeroboam I of Israel (2 Chr 13:1–3). Before a decisive battle Abijam stood on Mt Zemaraim
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abijam
Abijam ə-bīʹjəm [Heb. aḇîyām—‘father of the sea (or west)’]. The name given in Kings (1 K. 14:31; 15:1, 7f) to the son of Rehoboam who succeeded him as king of Judah. See Abijah 5. The name presents certain problems since the spelling varies in the MSS, with the MT of Chronicles designating him
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abijam
ABIJAM Rehoboam’s son and successor as king of Judah, 913–910 bc (1 Chr 3:10; alternately called “Abijah” in 2 Chr 11:18–22; 12:16; 13:1–22; 14:1). A major focus of Abijam’s reign was his war with King Jeroboam I of Israel (2 Chr 13:1–3). Before a decisive battle, Abijam stood on Mt Zemaraim and shouted
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abijam
ABIJAM. A king of Judah, successor to his father Rehoboam (1 Kgs 14:31–15:8). Abijam may be an alternate spelling since he is also referred to as Abijah (q.v. 2).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abijam
Abijam (Heb. ʾăḇɩ̂yām)A variation of the name of King Abijah of Judah (esp. MT 1 Kings).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abijam
Abijam [ə bīˊjəm] (Heb. ˓aḇîyām “father of the sea”). A variation of the name of King Abijah of Judah (see Abijah 5). Various suggestions have been presented to account for this incongruity.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Abijam
ABI´JAM (a-biʹjam; “father of the sea”). The name always given in the book of Kings to the king of Judah (1 Kings 14:31; 15:1, 7–8); elsewhere called Abijah (see NIV, however, where Abijah is used consistently). First Kings 14:1 refers to another person. Abijam is probably a clerical error, some manuscripts
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Abijam
Abijamfather of the sea; i.e., “seaman” the name always used in Kings of the king of Judah, the son of Rehoboam, elsewhere called Abijah (1 Kings 15:1, 7, 8). (See ABIJAH, 5.)
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Abijam
ABIJAM [a BUY jam] (the sea is my father) — a king of Judah and son of Rehoboam and Maacah the daughter of Absalom. When King Rehoboam died, Abijam succeeded to Judah’s throne. He had 14 wives, 22 sons, and 16 daughters. When he died, after reigning for three years, his son Asa became king (1 Kin. 14:31).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABIJAM
ABIJAM<a-bi’-jam> ( אֲבִיָּם‎ [’abhiyam], “father of sea,” or, “father of west”). The name given in Kings (1 Kings 14:31; 15:1, 7, 8) to the son of Rehoboam who succeeded him as king of Judah.See ABIJAH.The name has puzzled scholars. Some have proposed, by adding one letter, to change it
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Abijam
Abijam [Uh-bi-juhm](Hebrew origin: Father of the sea)(1 Kings 14:31). 10th century b.c. Abijam—also called Abia (1 Chronicles 3:10), and Abijah (2 Chronicles 11:20)—was the second king of Judah, after the partition of the United Monarchy.He was the son and successor of King Rehoboam and the grandson
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Abijam
ABIJAM, a-bīʹjam (אֲבִיָּם‎, ’ăbhīyām, “father of sea,” or, “father of west”): The name given in Kings (1 K 14:31; 15:1, 7, 8) to the son of Rehoboam who succeeded him as king of Judah. See Abijah.The name has puzzled scholars. Some have proposed, by adding one letter, to change it into “father of
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