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ab´da עבדּא , (‛abhdā ), perhaps, by abbreviation, "servant of Yahweh"): (1) The father of Adoniram, King Solomon's superintendent of forced labor (1 Kings 4:6 ). (2) A L evite mentioned in the statistical note in Neh (Romans 11:17 ). This "Abda the son of Shammua" is in the partly duplicate passage in 1 Ch (Romans 9:16 ) called "Obadiah the son of Shemaiah.»

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

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