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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(‘Αβιά ), a Graecized form of the name ABIJAH (See ABIJAH) (Matthew 1:7; Luke 1:5). It also occurs (1 Chronicles 3:10) instead of ABIAH (See ABIAH) (q.v.).

in Greek mythology, was a nurse of Hyllus, who built for the father of her charge, Hercules, a temple at Ira, in Messenia, in remembrance of whom Presphontes called this city Abia.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Abia'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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