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Abda meaning

עבדא
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🔼The name Abda in the Bible

There are two men named Abda in the Bible:

  • There's one Abda, father of Adoniram, who was appointed chief over the forced laborers of Solomon (1 Kings 4:6).
  • Another Abda is a Levite and son of Shammua (Nehemiah 11:17). This Abda is either also known as Obadiah, or he has a brother named such (1 Chronicles 9:16).

🔼Etymology of the name Abda

The name Abda comes from the root עבד (abad), meaning servant or to serve:

🔼Abda meaning

The name Abda means Servant. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names, NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary equate the name Abda with Obadiah and read Servant (Of God), but the of-God-part is not implied in the name Abda.

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