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Meaning: father (i.e., “possessor”) of renown.

This was the name of 2 biblical men.

  1. one of the sons of Bela, the son of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:3); called also Ahihud (verse 7)

  2. a descendant of Zerubbabel and father of Eliakim (Matt. 1:13, “Abiud”); called also Juda (Luke 3:26), and Obadiah (1 Chr. 3:21)