Zabad in Easton's Bible Dictionary
gift. (1.) One of David's valiant men (1 Chr. 11:41), the
descendant of Ahlai, of the "children of Sheshan"
(2.) A descendant of Tahath (7:21).
(3.) The son of Shemath. He conspired against Joash,
Judah, and slew him (2 Chr. 24:25, 26). He is called
Jozachar (2 Kings 12:21).
(4.) Ezra 10:27.
(5.) Ezra 10:33.
(6.) Ezra 10:43.
Zabad in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Contracted from Zebadijah, "Jehovah hath given him."
1. Son of Nathan, great grandson of Ahlai, Sheshun's
daughter (1 Chronicles 2:31-37). See Smith's Dict. in proof
that this genealogy ends in the time of Hezekiah. "Son"
means great grandson "of Ahlai" (1 Chronicles 11:41). One of
David's mighty men. Sheshan married an Egyptian husband,
Jarha; of her as being the Israelite parent Zabad is called
"the son," i.e. descendant, just as Joab, Abishai, and
Asahel, are called from the mother's side sons of Zeruiah,
who married a foreigner.
2. An Ephraimite (1 Chronicles 7:21).
3. A domestic palace servant of king Joash, one of
the slayers of Joash; son of Shimeath an Ammonitess (2
Chronicles 24:26). Jozachar in 2 Kings 12:20-21; Zachar is
the abbreviation, and Zabad is a transcriber's error for
Zachar! One of a powerful conspiracy stirred up by Joash's
unpopularity owing to his idolatries, oppression, and
foreign disasters (2 Chronicles 24). Amaziah executed him,
but not his children (2 Chronicles 25:3-4; Deuteronomy
4. Son of Zattu; put away his foreign wife (Ezra
5. Descendant of Hashum; did the same (Ezra 10:33).
6. Son of Nebo; did the same (Ezra 10:43).
Zabad in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Zabad in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Son of Nathan
-2. An Ephraimite
-3. One of David's valiant men
-4. An assassin of King Joash
2Ch 24:26; 25:3,4
Called JOZACHAR in
-5. Three Israelites who divorced their Gentile wives
Zabad in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. Son of Nathan son of Attai, son of Ahlai Sheshan's
daughter, 1Ch 2:31-37 and hence called son of Ahlai. 1Ch 11:41
(B.C. 1046.) He was one of David's mighty men but none of his
deeds have been recorded. The chief interest connected with
him is in his genealogy, which is of considerable importance
in a chronological point of view.
2. An Ephraimite, if the text of 1Ch 7:21 Isa correct.
3. Son of Shimeath, an Ammonitess; an assassin who,
with Jehozabad, slew King Joash, according to 2Ch 24:26 (B.C.
840); but in 2Ki 12:21 his name is written, probably more
4. A layman of Israel, of the sons of Zattu, who put
away his foreign wife at Ezra's command. Ezr 10:27 (B.C. 458.)
5. One of the descendants of Hashum who had married a
foreign wife after the captivity. Ezr 10:33 (B.C. 458.)
6. One of the sons of Nebo whose name is mentioned
under the same circumstances as the two preceding. Ezr 10:43
Zabad in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
za'-bad (zabhadh, perhaps a contraction for (1) zebhadhyah,
"Yahweh has given," i.e. Zebadiah; or (2) zabhdi'el, "El (God)
is my gift" (HPN, 222 f); Zabed(t), with many variants):
(1) A Jerahmeelite (1 Ch 2:36,37), son of Nathan (see NATHAN,
(2) An Ephraimite, son of Tahath (1 Ch 7:21).
(3) Son of Ahlai (1 Ch 11:41) and one of David's mighty men
(the name is wanting in 2 Sam 23:24-29).
(4) Son of Shimeath the Ammonitess (2 Ch 26); he was one of
the murderers of King Joash of Judah; called "Jozacar" in 2 Ki
12:21 (Hebrew verse 22). Perhaps the name in Chronicles should
be Zacar (zakhar),
(5) Name of three men who had married foreign wives: (a) son
of Zattu (Ezr 10:27)= "Sabathus" of 1 Esdras 9:28; (b) son of
Hashum (Ezr 10:33) = "Sabanneus" of 1 Esdras 9:33; (c) son of
Nebo (Ezr 10:43) = "Zabadeas" of 1 Esdras 9:35.
David Francis Roberts
Zabad in Wikipedia
Zabad is the name of seven men in the Hebrew Bible. Zabad
means gift or endowment.
In 1 Chronicles 2:36-37, Zabad is a member of the Tribe of
Judah, the family of Hezron and the house of Jahahmeel. He was
the son of Nathan and the father of Ephlal.
In 1 Chronicles 7:21, Zabad is an Ephraimite of the family of
Shuthelah. He was the son of Tanath and the father of
In 1 Chronicles 11:41, Zabad is one of King David's mighty
men. He is the son of Ahlai.
In 2 Chronicles 24:26, Zabad is one of two servants of King
Joash who kill him in his bed. He is the son of Shimeath, an
Amonite woman. In 2 Kings 12:21 this same man seems to be
called Jozachar (Hebrew: יוֹזָכָר; Latin: Josachar). His fellow
conspirator is Jehozabad (Hebrew: יהוֹזָבָד; Latin: Jozabad), the
son of Shomer (Hebrew: שֹׁמֵר; Latin: Somer).
In Ezra 10:27,33,34, three men named Zabad are listed as
having taken foreign wives, whom Ezra persuades them to send
Zabad Scripture - 1 Chronicles 2:36
And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,
Zabad Scripture - 1 Chronicles 2:37
And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed,
Zabad Scripture - 1 Chronicles 7:21
And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead,
whom the men of Gath [that were] born in [that] land slew,
because they came down to take away their cattle.