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Strong's #7 - Ἀβιά
Abijah = "my father is Jah (Jehovah)"
- a priest, the head of a priestly family from whom when David divided the priests into 24 classes, Abia was the 8th order
- son and successor to Rehoboam on the throne of Judah
Ἀβιά, indeclinable proper name (Josephus, Antiquities 7, 10, 3; 8, 10, 1 ὁ Ἀβίας (Winer's Grammar, § 6, 1 m.), ), אֲבִיָה and אֲבִיָהוּ (my father is Jehovah), Abia (or Abijah, cf. B. D.
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(Heb. H29), ὁ , indecl. (in FIJ, Ἀβίας , -α ),
1. Son of Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:1): Matthew 1:7.
2. A priest of the line of Eleazar (1 Chronicles 24:3; 1 Chronicles 24:10): Luke 1:5.†
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