Adoniram
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Adoniram

my Lord is most high; Lord of might and elevation

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Adoniram

(lord of heights), (1 Kings 4:6) by an unusual contraction ADORAM, (2 Samuel 20:24) and 1Kin 12:18 Also HADORAM, (2 Chronicles 10:18) chief receiver of the tribute during the reigns of David, (2 Samuel 20:24) Solomon, (1 Kings 4:6) and Rehoboam. (1 Kings 12:18) This last monarch sent him to collect the tribute from the rebellious Israelites, by whom he was stoned to death, (B.C. 1014-973.)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Adoniram

A receiver of tributes under David and Solomon, and director of the thirty thousand men sent to Lebanon to cut timber, 1 Kings 5:14. The same person is also called Adoram, by contraction, 2 Samuel 20:21 1 Kings 12:8; and also Hadoram, 2 Chronicles 10:18. He was stoned to death by the revolted ten tribes, having been sent to them by Rehoboam, either to induce them to return, or to test by gathering the taxes.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Adoram, 1 Kings 12:18), the son of Abda, was "over the tribute," i.e., the levy or forced labour. He was stoned to death by the people of Israel (1 Kings 4:6; 5:14)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ADONIRAM

ad-o-ni'-ram ('adhoniram, "my lord is exalted"): An official of Solomon (1 Kings 4:6; 1 Kings 5:14). Near the close of the reign of David, and at the opening of the reign of Rehoboam, the same office was held by Adoram (2 Samuel 20:24 1 Kings 12:18).

The name Adoram seems to be a contraction of Adoniram, and doubtless the same person held the office in all the three reigns. The name also appears as Hadoram (2 Chronicles 10:18). In the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) the office is variantly described as "over the tribute," which is misleading, and "over the levy," which is correct, though obscure. In the American Standard Revised Version it is uniformly "over the men subject to taskwork." Adoniram was at the head of the department of forced labor for the government. The record is to the effect that peoples conquered by Israel, except the Canaanites, were to be spared, subject to the obligation to forced labor on the public works (Deuteronomy 20:11); that this law was actually extended to the Canaanites (Joshua 16:10; Joshua 17:13 Judges 1:28); that David, in his preparations for the temple, organized and handed over to Solomon a service of forced labor (1 Chronicles 22:2, 15, etc.); that under Solomon this service was elaborately maintained (1 Kings 5:13; 1 Kings 9:15 2 Chronicles 8:7).

It was not for the temple only, but for all Solomon's numerous building enterprises. In theory men of Israelite blood were free from this burden, but practically they found it a burden and a grievance. At the accession of Rehoboam they protested against it (1 Kings 12 2 Chronicles 10). Nothing in the account is more indicative of Rehoboam's utter lack of good judgment than his sending his veteran superintendent of the forced labor department to confer with the people. The murder of Adoniram, and the ignominious flight of Rehoboam, were natural consequences.

Willis J. Beecher

Strong's Hebrew
141. Adoniram -- "my Lord is exalted," one of Solomon's leaders
... Adoniram. 142 . "my Lord is exalted," one of Solomon's leaders. Transliteration:
Adoniram Phonetic Spelling: (ad-o-nee-rawm') Short Definition: Adoniram. ...
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151. Adoram -- an Israelite leader
... Word Origin contr. for Adoniram Definition an Isr. ... Adoram. Contracted for 'Adoniyram;
Adoram (or Adoniram), an Israelite -- Adoram. see HEBREW 'Adoniyram. ...
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Library

Missionary Annals.
... I. MEMOIR OF ROBERT MOFFAT BY MRS. ML WILDER. II. LIFE OF ADONIRAM JUDSON BY MISS
JULIA H. JOHNSTON. III. WOMAN AND THE GOSPEL IN PERSIA BY REV. ...
/.../rhea/life of henry martyn missionary to india and persia/missionary annals.htm

"Nothing is Impossible to Industry, "Said one of the Seven Sages ...
... anything but it came at some time"no matter at how distant a day, somehow, in some
shape, probably the last I would have devised, it came."Adoniram Judson. ...
/.../bounds/purpose in prayer/chapter vi nothing is impossible.htm

Prayer and a Definite Religious Standard
... Adoniram Judson once wrote to a friend, "Let me beg you, not to rest contented
with the commonplace religion that is now so prevalent.". ...
/.../bounds/the essentials of prayer/ix prayer and a definite.htm

Prayer and Importunity (Continued)
... The familiar, yet heartening words of that great missionary, Adoniram Judson, is
the testimony of a man who was importunate at prayer. He says: ...
/.../bounds/the necessity of prayer/vii prayer and importunity continued.htm

Brief Memoir of Thomas Watson
... John Rowe, Dr. W. Bates, Stephen Charnock, Samuel Clarke, Nathaniel Vincent, Dr
John Collings, William Bridge, Samuel Hildersam, Adoniram Bifield, followed by ...
/.../watson/a body of divinity/brief memoir of thomas watson.htm

Behind the Door
... all his relations and acquaintances rise en masse; so that to get a new convert
is like pulling out the eye-tooth of a live tiger." Adoniram Judson, Burmah. ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter xxii behind the door.htm

The Westminster Catechisms.
... Septemb., 1648,' directing that the Shorter Catechism 'be forthwith printed and
published, wherein Mr. Henry Roborough and Mr. Adoniram Byfield, Scribes of the ...
/.../ 96 the westminster catechisms.htm

The Westminster Assembly.
... 3 vols. of foolscap fol. They are mostly in the handwriting of Adoniram
Byfield, one of the scribes of the Assembly. A complete ...
/.../ 93 the westminster assembly.htm

Rehoboam's Great Mistake
... Now look out for your house, O David!". So the Israelites went to their homes. Then
Rehoboam sent to them Adoniram, who was over the men who did forced labor. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/rehoboams great mistake.htm

Prayer and Fervency
... praying. In this relation, Adoniram Judson says: "A travailing spirit,
the throes of a great burdened desire, belongs to prayer. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bounds/the necessity of prayer/v prayer and fervency.htm

Thesaurus
Adoniram (4 Occurrences)
...ADONIRAM. ... The name Adoram seems to be a contraction of Adoniram, and doubtless
the same person held the office in all the three reigns. ...
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Overseer (84 Occurrences)
... BBE). 1 Kings 4:6 Ahishar was controller of the king's house; Adoniram,
the son of Abda, was overseer of the forced work. (BBE). 1 ...
/o/overseer.htm - 32k

Abda (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Servant. (1.) The father of Adoniram, whom Solomon set
over the tribute (1 Kings 4:6); ie, the forced labour (RV, "levy"). ...
/a/abda.htm - 8k

Adoni'ram (2 Occurrences)
Adoni'ram. Adoniram, Adoni'ram. Adonis . ... 1 Kings 4:6 and Ahishar was over the
household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the levy. (See RSV). ...
/a/adoni'ram.htm - 6k

Levy (19 Occurrences)
... DBY JPS). 1 Kings 4:6 and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the
son of Abda was over the levy-service. (DBY JPS). 1 Kings ...
/l/levy.htm - 13k

Taskwork (14 Occurrences)
... ASV). 1 Kings 4:6 and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the
son of Abda was over the men subject to taskwork. (ASV). 1 ...
/t/taskwork.htm - 10k

Hadoram (5 Occurrences)
... Chronicles 10:18). Called also Adoram (2 Samuel 20:24) and Adoniram (1 Kings
4:6). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HADORAM. ha-do ...
/h/hadoram.htm - 9k

Carriage (32 Occurrences)
... (BBE). 1 Kings 12:18 Then King Rehoboam sent Adoniram, the overseer of
the forced work; and he was stoned to death by all Israel. ...
/c/carriage.htm - 19k

Forced (84 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 4:6 and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was
over the men subject to forced labor. (WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV). ...
/f/forced.htm - 33k

Tribute (67 Occurrences)
... WBS YLT). 1 Kings 4:6 And Ahishar was over the household: and Adoniram the
son of Abda was over the tribute. (KJV WBS YLT). 1 Kings ...
/t/tribute.htm - 32k

Concordance
Adoniram (4 Occurrences)

1 Kings 4:6
and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to forced labor.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 5:14
He sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses; a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home; and Adoniram was over the men subject to forced labor.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 12:18
Then King Rehoboam sent Adoniram, the overseer of the forced work; and he was stoned to death by all Israel. And King Rehoboam went quickly and got into his carriage to go in flight to Jerusalem.
(BBE NIV)

2 Chronicles 10:18
Then Rehoboam sent Adoniram, the overseer of the forced work; and he was stoned to death by all Israel. And King Rehoboam went quickly and got into his carriage to go in flight to Jerusalem.
(BBE NIV)

Subtopics

Adoniram

Adoniram: Also Called Adoram, a Tax Gatherer

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