Abda (biblical figure)

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The name Abda means servant, or perhaps is an abbreviated form of servant of YHWH.[1] There are two people by this name in the Hebrew Bible.

Where the Masoretic Text has Abda, the Septuagint, depending on the location and manuscript, has names such as Abao, Ephra, Edram, Ioreb, Obeb, and Abdias.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, (1915) "Abda"
  2. ^ Fretz, Mark J. (1992). "Abda". In David Noel Freedman. Anchor Bible Dictionary, Vol. 1: A-C. New York: Doubleday. p. 8. ISBN 0385193513. 
  3. ^ Cheyne and Black (1899), Encyclopaedia Biblica, entry for "Abda."

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "Abda". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.