servant. (1.) The father of Adoniram, whom Solomon set over the tribute (1 Kings 4:6); i.e., the forced labour (R.V., "levy"). (2.) A Levite of the family of Jeduthun (Neh. 11:17), also called Obadiah (1 Chr. 9:16).
On our return to Luxor my donkey boy abda and I had a disagreement.
And Ahisar, governor of the house: and Adoniram, the son of abda, over the tribute.
In this way he entered the once proud capital of the abda'rahmans, and was lodged in the house of the king's major-domo.