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Zebadiah

ZEBADIAH

zeb-a-di'-a

(1) zebhadhyaha,

(2) zebhadhyah, "Yah has bestowed";

the form (1) is the Hebrew name in (1), (a), (b), (2), below; the form (2) in the rest. Some manuscripts have Zechariah in (1), (a), (b), (3)).

Compare ZABDI; ZABDIEL:

(1) Levites:

(a) a Korahite doorkeeper of David's reign (1 Chronicles 26:2);

(b) one of the Levites sent by King Jehoshaphat to teach the Torah in Judah (2 Chronicles 17:8).

(2) Son of Ishmael (2 Chronicles 19:11); "ruler of the house of Judah in all the king's (Jehoshaphat's) matters," i.e. judge in civil cases, the "controversies" of 2 Chronicles 19:8.

(3) Benjamites, perhaps descended from Ehud (see Curtis, Chron., 158):

(a) In 1 Chronicles 8:15;

(b) in 8:17, where the name may be a dittography from 8:15.

(4) A Benjamite recruit of David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:7 (Hebrew verse 8)).

(5) One of David's army officers, son and successor of Asahel (1 Chronicles 27:7).

(6) One of those who returned from Babylon to Jerusalem with Ezra (Ezra 8:8) = "Zaraias" of 1 Esdras 8:34.

(7) One of those who had married foreign wives (Ezra 10:20) = "Zabdeus" of 1 Esdras 9:21.

David Francis Roberts


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ZEBADIAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.