Abda - servant, or perhaps an abbreviated form of servant of YHWH (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 (Nehemiah 11:17), also called Obadiah (1 Chronicles 9:16). He was the son of Shammua and served in Jerusalem under Nehemiah.
- ^ International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, "Abda"
- ^ Fretz, Mark J. (1992). "Abda". In David Noel Freedman. Anchor Bible Dictionary, Vol. 1: A-C. New York: Doubleday. p. 8. ISBN 0385193513.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Easton, Matthew George (1897). "Abda". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.