Metaphysical meaning of Abda (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Abda (mbd)
Abda, ab'-då (Aram.)--servant; a servant of God is implied; also slave ; worshiper; worshiper of God.

a Father of Adoniram, one of the princes of King Solomon who "was over the men subject to taskwork" (I Kings 4:6). b Son of Shammua, a Levite who returned from the Babylonian captivity (Neh. 11:17).

Meta. The idea of spiritual work or service, but containing a thought of bondage (servant, slave, worshiper). This idea of service was lifted to a higher level in the son, Adoniram, meaning my lord is high, my lord is exalted, or lord of heights.

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Following Entry: Abdeel

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