my father is the Lord, the Greek form of Abijah, or Abijam ( Matthew 1:7 ), instead of Abiah ( 1 Chronicles 7:8 ). In Luke 1:5 , the name refers to the head of the eighth of the twenty-four courses into which David divided the priests ( 1 Chronicles 24:10 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Abia". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".