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Abijah (אביה 'aḆiYaH) or Abiah or Abia, modern Hebrew Aviya, is a Biblical unisex name that means "my Father is Yahweh".[1] In the Old Testament the name Abijah was borne by several characters:

Women

  1. Abijah (queen), (2 Chronicles 29:1), who married King Ahaz of Judah. She is also called Abi. (2 Kings 18:2) Her father's name was Zechariah; she was the mother of King Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:1).
  2. A wife of Hetzron, one of the grandchildren of Judah (1 Chr. 2:24).

Men

  1. Abijah (king) of the Kingdom of Judah, also known as Abijam (אבים 'aḄiYaM "My Father is Yam [Sea]"), who was son of Rehoboam and succeeded him on the throne of Judah (1 Chr. 3:10, Matthew 1:7, 1 Kings 14:31).
  2. A son of Becher, the son of Benjamin (1 Chr. 7:8).
  3. The second son of Samuel (1 Samuel 8:2; 1 Chr. 6:28). His conduct, along with that of his brother, as a judge in Beer-sheba, to which office his father had appointed him, led to popular discontent, and ultimately provoked the people to demand a monarchy.
  4. A descendant of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, a chief of one of the twenty-four orders into which the priesthood was divided by David (1 Chr. 24:10). The order of Abijah was one of those that did not return from the Captivity (Ezra 2:36–39; Nehemiah 7:39–42; 12:1).
  5. A son of Jeroboam, the first king of Israel. On account of his severe illness when a youth, his father sent his wife to consult the prophet Ahijah regarding his recovery. The prophet, though blind with old age, knew the wife of Jeroboam as soon as she approached, and under a divine impulse he announced to her that inasmuch as in Abijah alone of all the house of Jeroboam there was found "some good thing toward the Lord", he only would come to his grave in peace. As his mother crossed the threshold of the door on her return, the youth died, and "all Israel mourned for him" (1 Kings 14:1–18).
  6. The head of the eighth of the twenty-four courses into which David divided the priests, and an ancestor of Zecharias the priest, who was the father of John the Baptist (1Chronicles 24:10, Luke 1:5, Luke 1:13).

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Wicked Local Watertown
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:54:26 -0700

It was situated on what was originally a potato farm but developed into a cattle farm by one of Watertown's most prominent citizens, Abijah White. The home has historical ties to notable people associated with the Revolution, Abolition and Temperance ...
 
The Birmingham News - al.com
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:41:15 -0700

What you really want from "Beehive" is the music, and you get it from a spectacular cast: Caprenia Anthony, Abijah Cunningham, Kristi Tingle Higginbotham, Jan D. Hunter, Alexis Marcus, Tawny Stephens and Joycelyn Whatley. All are fun and talented and ...
 
Leavenworth Times
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:07:30 -0700

He was the son of Abijah and Artemisia (Catlin) Knox. He received a normal education in the local schools of Westfield, and for a time was a teacher, according to William E. Connelley's "A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans." At the outbreak of the ...

Niagara Frontier Publications

Niagara Frontier Publications
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:42:12 -0700

... African-Americans; "Jesse Hawley" (Dave Zimmerman), Erie Canal advocate and Lockport village treasurer; and "Hattie Moss" (Erin Linnabery), teenage niece of abolitionists Abijah and Laura Moss, and a member of their Underground Railroad household.
 
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:37:30 -0700

The Browns argued that the Planning Board did not provide sufficient evidence regarding the project's visual impact, the impact on the quality of groundwater and impact on the condition of Abijah Hill Road, a public dirt road by which the site would be ...

Cayman Compass

Cayman Compass
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Urged on by captain Abijah Rivers, it was a surprise that Elite did not score before the interval but after some helpful directions from coach McLean and a few adjustments, BT took control later on. Jamal Clarke's pinpoint pass from midfield found ...
 
The Landmark
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:38:01 -0700

Before this time, services had been held irregularly in private homes and at Abijah Moore's Tavern, now a private home on Merriam Road. The main floor was placed in 1764 and on Aug. 30, 1764, an Ecclesiastical Council of the three churches of Rutland, ...
 
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:35:09 -0700

First pick up Anson Rd,7:37; Locke Hill Rd., 7:47-7:51; New Sharon/Sandy River Rd.- 7:52-8:02; Abijah Hill/Industry Rd.-Ugly Moose- 8:04-8:27- to schools. First trip Bus 18, West Mills, Industry-Peter Barton-Driver. First pick up Shaw Hill Road, 6:25 ...
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