Adiel

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Adiel (Hebrew: עדיאל‎‎) is a personal meaning "ornament of God"[1] or possibly "God passes by."[2] It could be used to refer to any of the following:

  1. The father of Azmaveth, who was treasurer under David and Solomon, mentioned only in 1 Chr. 27:25.[2]
  2. A family head of the tribe of Simeon, who participated in driving out the Meunim, mentioned only in 1 Chronicles 4:36.[2]
  3. A priest mentioned only in 1 Chr. 9:12, in the genealogy of Maasai.[2]

According to Cheyne and Black, the "Aduel" of Tobit 1:1 has a name which is a Greek variant form of Adiel.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Easton's Bible Dictionary, "Adiel."
  2. ^ a b c d Cheyne and Black (1899), Encyclopedia Biblica, entry for "Adiel." [1]
  3. ^ Cheyne and Black (1899), Encyclopedia Biblica, entry for "Aduel." [2]

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