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🔼The name Adiel in the Bible
There are three men named Adiel in the Bible; all in the book of First Chronicles:
- A family head of the tribe of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:36).
- The father of Maasai who's mentioned among the returning kohanim (1 Chronicles 9:12).
- The father of Azmaveth, who held charge of king David's storehouses (1 Chronicles 27:25).
🔼Etymology of the name Adiel
The name Adiel consists of two elements. The final part is אל (El), the common abbreviation of Elohim:
The first part of the name Adiel comes from the word group עדה:
For a meaning of the name Adiel, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Ornament Of God. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names also has Ornament Of God, and BDB Theological Dictionary says An Ornament Is El.