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Abdeel

Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception

Aaron – Aniconism

Volume 1
Editor(s): Hans-Josef Klauck, Volker Leppin, Bernard McGinn, Choon-Leong Seow, Hermann Spieckermann, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric J. Ziolkowski
de Gruyter (Berlin, New York) 2009

Abdeel was the father of Shelemiah, one of the men commanded by King Jehoiakim to arrest Baruch and Jeremiah (Jer 36 : 26). Etymologically, the name (MT ʿ Abdĕ ʾēl ) means “Servant of God.” The form here is a variant of ʿ Abdî ʾēl ).…

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