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Zabdiel meaning

זבדיאל
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🔼The name Zabdiel in the Bible

There are two men named Zabdiel in the Bible:

  • The first Zabdiel we meet is the father of Jashobeam, who is one of twelve commanders of subdivisions of Israel under king David (1 Chronicles 27:2).
  • The other Zabdiel is a son of Haggedolim and an overseer of the Levites in the post-exilic period (Nehemiah 11:14).

🔼Etymology of the name Zabdiel

The name Zabdiel consists of two elements; the final part being אל (El), the common abbreviation of Elohim:

The first part of the name Zabdiel comes from the verb זבד (zabad), meaning to give or bestow:

The letter yod that ties the two elements together may either be due to an active form (he gives) or a possessive form (my gift).

🔼Zabdiel meaning

For a meaning of the name Zabdiel, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Has Given. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Gift Of God. BDB Theological Dictionary has My Gift Is God.

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