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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. Adiel, עֲדַיאֵל , ornament of God), the name of three men.

1. (Sept. ᾿Ωδιήλ v. r. Ο᾿διήλ .) The father of Azmaveth, which latter was treasurer under David and Solomon (1 Chronicles 27:25). B.C. ante 1014.

2. (Sept. Ε᾿διήλ v. r. Ι᾿εδιήλ .) One of the family heads of the tribe of Simeon, who seem to have dispossessed the aborigines of Gedor (1 Chronicles 4:36), B.C. cir. 711.

3. (Sept. Ἀδιήλ .) A priest, son of Jahzerah and father of Maasiai, which last was one of those most active in reconstructing the Temple after the captivity (1 Chronicles 9:12). B.C. ante 536.

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

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