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ABDA ("Servant of the Lord"):

1. The father of Adoniram, the superintendent of the tax levied by Solomon (I Kings, iv. 6). 2. A Levite residing in Jerusalem (Neh. xi. 17), called Obadiah in the corresponding list of I Chron. ix. 16.

Bibliography:
  • Renan, in Rev. Ét. Juives, 1882, v. 165.
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