father of gathering; the gatherer, the youngest of the three sons of Korah the Levite, head of a family of Korhites (Ex. 6:24); called Ebisaph (1 Chr. 6:37).
a priest of Israel and a companion of David. I Sam. 22:20; II Sam. 15:24–36. Historical Examples The other eminent person that joined David about this time was Abiathar the priest. The Expositor’s Bible: The First Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie But Abiathar, one of the sons of Ahimelech, escaped and fled to David. […]
. the seventh month of the Jewish year, equivalent to Nisan of the modern Jewish calendar. Ex. 34:18. Historical Examples The first of these is Abib, meaning the month of “green ears.” The Astronomy of the Bible E. Walter Maunder The festival of the New Moon might prevent him from fasting on Abib 1, 2. […]
abida or Abi’dah, father of knowledge; knowing, one of the five sons of Midian, who was the son of Abraham by Keturah (1 Chr. 1:33), and apparently the chief of an Arab tribe. Historical Examples The great beacon Azulo, with the wide crater of abida, hazy and hot, were visible in the east. The Highlands […]
abidan father of judgment; judge, head of the tribe of Benjamin at the Exodus (Num. 1:11; 2:22). Historical Examples Let abidan’s troops be all prepared, and at the moment when the flames first ascend, march to the Seraglio gate as if with aid. Alroy Benjamin Disraeli I know thy thoughts, abidan,’ exclaimed the priest; ‘but […]
the act or state of . conformity; compliance (usually followed by by): strict abidance by the rules. Contemporary Examples Dixon was legally bound to not report the assaults at the victims’ requests, in abidance with physician-patient privilege. From Hero to Homeless: Tara Dixon’s Story Paula Broadwell July 3, 2013 n. 1640s, from abide + -ance.