ab'-di (`abhdi, probably by abbreviation "servant of Yahweh"):

  1. A Levite, father of Kishi and grandfather of King David's singer Ethan (1 Chronicles 6:44; compare 1 Chronicles 15:17). This makes Abdi a contemporary of Saul the king.
  2. A Levite, father of the Kish who was in service at the beginning of the reign of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:12). Some mistakenly identify this Abdi with the former.
  3. A man who in Ezra's time had married a foreign wife (Ezra 10:26). Not a Levite, but "of the sons of Elam."

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

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