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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Zabad, 1

Za´bad (God given), a person of the tribe of Judah, mentioned in , among the descendants of Sheshan, by the marriage of his daughter with an Egyptian servant [JARHA; SHESHAN].

Zabad, 2

Zabad, a grandson of Ephraim, who, with others of the family, was killed during the lifetime of Ephraim, by the men of Gath, in an attempt which the Hebrews seem to have made to drive off their cattle () [See EPHRAIM].

Zabad, 3

Zabad, son of an Ammonitess named Shimeath, who, in conjunction with Jehozabad, the son of a Moabitess, slew King Joash, to whom they were both household officers, in his bed (; ). In the first of these texts he is called Jozachar. The sacred historian does not appear to record the mongrel parentage of these men as suggesting a reason for their being more easily led to this act, but as indicating the sense which was entertained of the enormity of Joash's conduct, that even they, though servants to the king, and though only half Jews by birth, were led to conspire against him 'for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest.' It would seem that their murderous act was not abhorred by the people; for Amaziah, the son of Joash, did not venture to call them to account till he felt himself well established on the throne, when they were both put to death (; ).

Zabad, 4

Zabad, one of the persons who, at the instance of Ezra, put away the foreign wives they had taken after the return from captivity ().





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Zabad'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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