"My father is Jah." The name of various biblical personages:

  1. The second son of Samuel.1 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 royal form of government.
  2. 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.2 The order of Abijah was one of those which did not return from the Captivity.3



  1. 1 Sam. 8:2; 1 Chr. 6:28.
  2. 1 Chr. 24:10.
  3. Ezra 2:36- 39; Neh. 7:39- 42; 12:1.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.