an Arab tribe who were attacked and spoiled by Jonathan, on his way back to Damascus from his fruitless pursuit of the army of Demetrius. 1 Macc. 12:31. Their name probably survives in the village of Zebdany , about 26 miles from Damascus.
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Zabadeans,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.