ISBE: ABIA; ABIAH
the Lord is my father
my father is the Lord, the Greek form of Abijah, or Abijam (Matt. 1:7), instead of Abiah (1 Chr. 7:8). In Luke 1:5, the name refers to the head of the eighth of the twenty-four courses into which David divided the priests (1 Chr. 24:10).
1. Called also Abijah, chief of the twenty-four courses of priests, 1 Chr. 24:10; Neh. 12:4; Luke 1:5.
2. King of Judah. See: Abijam.
1. Wife of Hezron, 1 Chr. 2:24.
2. Son of Samuel, 1 Sam. 8:1-5; 1 Chr. 6:28.
ABIA; ABIAH [ISBE]ABIA; ABIAH - a-bi'-a, a-bi'-ah: Variants for ABIJAH; which see.