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Abiud meaning

αβιουδ

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🔼The name Abiud in the Bible

The name Abiud occurs once in the Bible. The evangelist Matthew mentions him in the genealogy of Christ, as son of Zerubbabel and father of Eliakim (Matthew 1:13).

🔼Etymology of the name Abiud

The name Abiud is the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name Abihud, and consists of two elements. The first part of our name comes from the familiar element אב (ab), meaning father:

After the ab- part comes the letter י (yod), which results in the possessive form and אבי, which means my father, or father of.

The second part of our name derives from either of the words ידה (yada), meaning to praise, or הוד (hod), meaning majesty:

🔼Abiud meaning

For a meaning of the name Abi(h)ud, NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary both take it from the noun הוד (hod). Hence BDB reads My Father Is Majesty and NOBSE has The Father Is Majesty.

Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names derives our name from the verb ידה (yada), and translates it with Father Of Praise.