Zabdiel [N] [S]

gift of God.

  • The father of Jashobeam, who was one of David's officers ( 1 Chronicles 27:2 ).

  • An overseer of the priests after the Captivity ( Nehemiah 11:14 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    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
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Zabdiel". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


    zab'-di-el (zabhdi'el, "my gift is El (God)"; Zabdiel):

    (1) Father of Jashobeam (1 Chronicles 27:2), or rather Ishbaal (Curtis, Chronicles, 290 f).

    (2) An overseer of the priests (Nehemiah 11:14).

    (3) An Arabian who beheaded Alexander Balas and sent his head to Ptolemy (1 Macc 11:17).

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