1 Kings 4:
And Ahishar was
over the household: and Adoniram the son of Abda was
over the tribute.
And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was
the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("a servant".) 1. 1 Kings 4:6.
2. Nehemiah 11:17; the Obadiah of 1 Chronicles 9:16, "the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer."
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ab' duh) Name meaning, “servant” for two men. 1. The father of Adoniram, whom Solomon entrusted with his labor force (1 Kings 4:6 ). 2 . A Levite living in Jerusalem rather than in one of the levitical cities (Nehemiah 11:17 ). He is also called Obadiah (1 Chronicles 9:16 ).
Hitchcock's Bible Names
A servant; servitude
Easton's Bible Dictionary
The father of Adoniram, whom Solomon set over the tribute (1Kings 4:6); i.e., the forced labour (RSV, "levy").
A Levite of the family of Jeduthun (Nehemiah 11:17 ), also called Obadiah (1Chronicles 9:16).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ABDA (‘servant,’ sc . of the Lord). 1. Father of Adoniram, master of Solomon’s forced levy ( 1 Kings 4:6 ) 2. A Levite ( Nehemiah 11:17 ); called Obadiah in 1 Chronicles 9:16 .
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. Father of Adoniram. 1 Kings 4:6 .
2. Son of Shammua. Nehemiah 11:17 : apparently called OBADIAHthe Son of Shemaiah in 1 Chronicles 9:16 .
Abda - Abda (‘servant,’ sc
Rezeph - 839 and 737 the prefects who had authority in the place were, to all appearance, Assyrians, only one, of unknown but apparently late date, having a name which may be West Semitic, namely, Abda’, possibly a form of ‘Abda or ‘ Obadiah
Adoniram - (Adoram, 1 Kings 12:18 ), the son of Abda, was "over the tribute," i
Shammu'a - ) ...
A Levite, the father of Abda
Adoniram - Son of Abda; over the tribute for about 47 years under David, Solomon, and Rehoboam; also over Solomon's levy of 30,000 sent by ten thousands monthly to cut timber in Lebanon (1 Kings 4:6)
Obadiah - Various persons in the genealogies or stories of the Chronicler ( 1 Chronicles 9:16 [= Abda, Nehemiah 11:17 ] 1 Chronicles 12:9 , 1Ch 27:19 , 2 Chronicles 17:7 ; 2 Chronicles 34:12 )
Obadiah - Apparently called Abda in Nehemiah 11:17
Shemai'ah - (1 Chronicles 9:14 ; Nehemiah 11:15 ) ...
Father of Obadiah or Abda, a Levite