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za'-bad (dowry; endowed, gift)
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Easton's Bible Dictionary


(1) One of David's valiant men ( 1 Chronicles 11:41 ), the descendant of Ahlai, of the "children of Sheshan" ( 1 Chronicles 2:31 ).

(2) A descendant of Tahath ( 1 Chronicles 7:21 ).

(3) The son of Shemath. He conspired against Joash, king of Judah, and slew him ( 2 Chronicles 24:25 , 2 Chronicles 24:26 ). He is called also Jozachar ( 2 Kings 12:21 ).

(4) Ezra 10:27 .

(5) Ezra 10:33 .

(6) Ezra 10:43 .


Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

dowry; endowed


Smith's Bible Dictionary


(1) Son of Nathan son of Attai, son of Ahlai Sheshans daughter, ( 1 Chronicles 2:31-37 ) and hence called son of Ahlai. ( 1 Chronicles 11:41 ) (B.C. 1046.) He was one of Davids mighty men but none of his deeds have been recorded. The chief interest connected with him is in his genealogy, which is of considerable importance in a chronological point of view.

(2) An Ephraimite, if the text of ( 1 Chronicles 7:21 ) is correct.

(3) Son of Shimeath, an Ammonitess; an assassin who, with Jehozabad, slew King Joash, according to ( 2 Chronicles 24:26 ) (B.C. 840); but in ( 2 Kings 12:21 ) his name is written, probably more correctly, JOZACHAR.

(4) A layman of Israel, of the sons of Zattu, who put away his foreign wife at Ezras command. ( Ezra 10:27 ) (B.C. 458.)

(5) One of the descendants of Hashum who had married a foreign wife after the captivity. ( Ezra 10:33 ) (B.C. 458.)

(6) One of the sons of Nebo whose name is mentioned under the same circumstances as the two preceding. ( Ezra 10:43 )


International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

za'-bad (zabhadh, perhaps a contraction for (1) zebhadhyah, "Yahweh has given," i.e. Zebadiah; or (2) zabhdi'el, "El (God) is my gift" (HPN, 222 f); Zabed(t), with many variants):

(1) A Jerahmeelite (1 Chronicles 2:36, 37), son of Nathan (see NATHAN, IV).

(2) An Ephraimite, son of Tahath (1 Chronicles 7:21).

(3) Son of Ahlai (1 Chronicles 11:41) and one of David's mighty men (the name is wanting in 2 Samuel 23:24-29).

(4) Son of Shimeath the Ammonitess (2 Chronicles 26); he was one of the murderers of King Joash of Judah; called "Jozacar" in 2 Kings 12:21 (Hebrew verse 22). Perhaps the name in Chronicles should be Zacar (zakhar),

(5) Name of three men who had married foreign wives:

(a) son of Zattu (Ezra 10:27)= "Sabathus" of 1 Esdras 9:28;

(b) son of Hashum (Ezra 10:33) = "Sabanneus" of 1 Esdras 9:33;

(c) son of Nebo (Ezra 10:43) = "Zabadeas" of 1 Esdras 9:35.



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