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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Zabad

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Contracted from Zebadijah, "Jehovah hath given him."

1. Son of Nathan, great grandson of Ahlai, Sheshun's daughter (1 Chronicles 2:31-37). See Smith's Dict. in proof that this genealogy ends in the time of Hezekiah. "Son" means great grandson "of Ahlai" (1 Chronicles 11:41). One of David's mighty men. Sheshan married an Egyptian husband, Jarha; of her as being the Israelite parent Zabad is called "the son," i.e. descendant, just as Joab, Abishai, and Asahel, are called from the mother's side sons of Zeruiah, who married a foreigner.

2. An Ephraimite (1 Chronicles 7:21).

3. A domestic palace servant of king Joash, one of the slayers of Joash; son of Shimeath an Ammonitess (2 Chronicles 24:26). Jozachar in 2 Kings 12:20-21; Zachar is the abbreviation, and Zabad is a transcriber's error for Zachar! One of a powerful conspiracy stirred up by Joash's unpopularity owing to his idolatries, oppression, and foreign disasters (2 Chronicles 24). Amaziah executed him, but not his children (2 Chronicles 25:3-4; Deuteronomy 24:16).

4. Son of Zattu; put away his foreign wife (Ezra 10:27).

5. Descendant of Hashum; did the same (Ezra 10:33).

6. Son of Nebo; did the same (Ezra 10:43).

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Zabad'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/z/zabad.html. 1949.

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