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Abi (1)

ABI (1)

a'-bi ('abhi):

The name of the mother of King Hezekiah, as given in 2 Kings 18:2. Most naturally explained as a contraction of Abijah ("Yahweh is a father," or "is my father"), found in the parallel passage in 2 Chronicles 29:1. The spelling in the oldest translations seems to indicate that 'abhi is not a copyist's error, but a genuine contracted form. She is spoken of as the daughter of Zechariah, and was of course the wife of Ahaz.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ABI (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.