Abdi

Abdi means my servant. It is the name of three different men in the Bible. Each one is mentioned only one time.  

  1. He was the grandfather of a certain Ethan who was a Levite of the family of Merari (1Chronicles 6:44) and who served in the time of David as one of the singers for the worship of God (1Chronicles 6:31-32).
  2. He was the father of Kish who was a Levite in the days of King Hezekiah (2Chronicles 29:12) and who helped in 727BC [Reese] in the first year of Hezekiah’s reign (2Chronicles 29:3) to cleanse the temple (2Chronicles 29:15-16).

He is listed as one of the sons of Elam (Ezra 10:26) who separated from their “strange wives” (that is, they divorced their Gentile wives) in obedience to the command of Ezra (Ezra 10:10-11) in 457BC [Reese].

David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 19:11

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.