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Easton's Bible Dictionary


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

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

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

(4.) Ezr 10:27.

(5.) Ezr 10:33.

(6.) Ezr 10:43.

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


dowry; endowed

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


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 (1Ch 2:36,37), son of Nathan (see NATHAN, IV).

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

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

(4) Son of Shimeath the Ammonitess (2Ch 26); he was one of the murderers of King Joash of Judah; called "Jozacar" in 2Ki 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 (Ezr 10:27) = "Sabathus" of 1 Esdras 9:28;

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

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

Written by David Francis Roberts

Smith's Bible Dictionary



(1.) Son of Nathan son of Attai, son of Ahlai Sheshan's daughter (1 Chronicles 2:31-37) and hence called son of Ahlai (1 Chronicles 11:41). (B.C. 1046) He was one of David's 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 Ezra's 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).

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