Abijam
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Abijam

father of the sea

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Abijam

[ABIA, ABIAH, OR ABIJAH, ABIJAH OR ABIJAM, 1]

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Father of the sea; i.e., "seaman" the name always used in Kings of the king of Judah, the son of Rehoboam, elsewhere called Abijah (1 Kings 15:1, 7, 8). (see ABIJAH.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABIJAM

a-bi'-jam ('abhiyam, "father of sea," or, "father of west"). The name given in Kings (1 Kings 14:31; 1 Kings 15:1, 7, 8) to the son of Rehoboam who succeeded him as king of Judah. See ABIJAH.

The name has puzzled scholars. Some have proposed, by adding one letter, to change it into "father of his people." Others have observed that the Greek rendering in Kings is Abeiou. Either the Hebrew copy used by the Greek translator read 'abhiyahu, Abijah, or else the translator substituted the form of the name which was to him more familiar. A few existing copies of the Hebrew have the reading Abijah, and Matthew 1:7 presupposes that as the Old Testament reading. So they infer that Abijam in Ki is an erroneous reading for Abijah. This seems at present to be the prevailing view, and it is plausible. It would be more convincing, however, if the name occurred but once in the passage in Kings, instead of occurring five times. It is improbable that a scribe would repeat the same error five times within a few sentences, while a translator, if he changed the name once, would of course change it the other four times.

Exploration has revealed the fact that the whole region near the eastern end of the Mediterranean was known as "the west." "Father of the west" is not an inapt name for Rehoboam to give to the boy who, he expects, will inherit the kingdom of Solomon and David. The effect of the secession of the ten tribes was to make that name a burlesque, and one does not wonder that it was superseded by Abijah, "My father is Yahweh."

Willis J. Beecher

Strong's Hebrew
38. Abiyyam -- "father of (the) sea," an Israelite name
... "father of (the) sea," an Israelite name. Transliteration: Abiyyam Phonetic Spelling:
(ab-ee-yawm') Short Definition: Abijam. ... name NASB Word Usage Abijam (5). ...
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And V the Kingdom Undivided and the Kingdom Divided
... Shemaiah "And Judah did "Natural " " " " " that which was " " " " " evil in the " " "
" " sight of Jehovah" " " " " 2. Abijam "Evil "Son "None ...
/.../palmer/a birds-eye view of the bible/iv and v the kingdom.htm

Miller's views on the Second Coming of Christ.
... 40 3091 1066 Acts 13:21.2. David 40 3131 1026 2 Samuel 5:4.3. Solomon 40 3171 986
1 Kings 11:42.4. Rehoboam 17 3188 969 2 Chronicles 12:13.5. Abijam 3 3191 966 ...
/.../hayward/the book of religions/millers views on the second.htm

The Jewish Institutions and Laws of Far Higher Antiquity than the ...
... and prophesied against the altar. After him his son Abijam, twenty-three
years; and likewise his son Asaman. [2047] The last, in ...
/.../the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xxi the jewish institutions and.htm

The Book of Enoch
... as in St. Matthew, Ahaziah, Joash, and Amaziah), consists of fourteen
generations from Abijam to Salathiel. The seventh, taking ...
//christianbookshelf.org/deane/pseudepigrapha/the book of enoch.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 6. <. ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

Thesaurus
Abijam (4 Occurrences)
...ABIJAM. a-bi'-jam ('abhiyam, "father of sea," or, "father of west"). ... So they
infer that Abijam in Ki is an erroneous reading for Abijah. ...
/a/abijam.htm - 9k

Abi'jam (4 Occurrences)
Abi'jam. Abijam, Abi'jam. Abi-keilah . Multi-Version Concordance Abi'jam (4
Occurrences). ... And Abijam his son reigned in his stead. (See RSV). ...
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Abijah (32 Occurrences)
... He is also called Abijam (1 Kings 14:31; 15:1-8). He began his three years' reign
(2 Chronicles 12:16; 13:1, 2) with a strenuous but unsuccessful effort to ...
/a/abijah.htm - 25k

Abijah's (3 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). 1 Kings 15:7 And the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did,
are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? ...
/a/abijah's.htm - 7k

Jerobo'am (92 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 15:1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat began
Abijam to reign over Judah. ... And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam. ...
/j/jerobo'am.htm - 32k

Maachah (19 Occurrences)
... (4.) The daughter of Abishalom (called Absalom, 2 Chronicles 11:20-22), the third
wife of Rehoboam, and mother of Abijam (1 Kings 15:2). She is called ...
/m/maachah.htm - 16k

Annals (41 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). 1 Kings 15:7 The rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did,
aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? ...
/a/annals.htm - 18k

Succeeded (81 Occurrences)
... was Naamah the Ammonitess. Abijam his son reigned in his place. (See NIV).
1 Kings 15:8 Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried ...
/s/succeeded.htm - 28k

Reigned (206 Occurrences)
...Abijam his son reigned in his place. ... 1 Kings 15:1 Now in the eighteenth year of king
Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah. (KJV WBS YLT). ...
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Rested (81 Occurrences)
... Naamah, an Ammonite woman. And Abijam his son became king in his place.
(See NIV). 1 Kings 15:8 Then Abijam went to rest with his ...
/r/rested.htm - 29k

Concordance
Abijam (4 Occurrences)

1 Kings 14:31
Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and his mother's name was Naamah the Ammonitess. Abijam his son reigned in his place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

1 Kings 15:1
Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat began Abijam to reign over Judah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

1 Kings 15:7
The rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? There was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

1 Kings 15:8
Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

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Abijam

Abijam: History of

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Abijam: Succeeded by Asa

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