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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ZABAD (‘he hath given’ or ‘a gift’). Many names are derived from this root, both in OT and in Palmyrene and NabatÃ¦an inscriptions. About 36 are reckoned in OT 23 in Chron., and nearly all in post-exilic books. In Genesis 30:20 a it is the first explanation of ‘Zebulun.’ The fuller form is Zabdiel or Zebadiah (‘my gift is Jâ€³ [Note: Jahweh.] ’). 1. 1 Chronicles 2:36-37 , a descendant of Judah, perhaps the same as the Zabud of 1 Kings 4:6 . 1 Kings 4:2 . 1 Chronicles 7:21 , an Ephraimite; if the text is correct, this passage and 1 Indicate that there was some uncertainty as to the reckoning of the clan probably intended by the name. 3. 1 Chronicles 11:41 , one of David’s valiant men, perhaps = 1. 4. 2 Chronicles 24:26 , one of the murderers of Joash = Jozacar ( 2 Kings 12:21 ); we should perhaps read Zacar here. 5 . 6 . 7 . Laymen who married ‘strange’ wives, Ezra 10:27; Ezra 10:33; Ezra 10:43 (cf. Esther 9:28 Esther 9:28 [ Sabathus ], 33 [ Sabanneus ], 35 [ Zabadeas ]).
C. W. Emmet.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Zabad'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/z/zabad.html. 1909.