International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: Abda

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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: Abda


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ab´da עבדּא, (‛abhdā), perhaps, by abbreviation, “servant of Yahweh”): (1) The father of Adoniram, King Solomon's superintendent of forced labor (). (2) A Levite mentioned in the statistical note in Neh (). This “Abda the son of Shammua” is in the partly duplicate passage in 1 Ch () called “Obadiah the son of Shemaiah.