Abda (biblical figure)

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Abda - servant, or perhaps an abbreviated form of servant of YHWH[1] (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.[2]


  1. ^ International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, "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. 

 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.