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Definition of Abdiel

Abdiel Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
servant of God, (1 Chr. 5:15), a Gadite chief.
Smith's Bible Dictionary

(the servant of God), son of Guni and father of Ahi, one of the Gadites who were settled in the land of Bashan, (1 Chronicles 5:15), in the days of Jotham king of Judah. (B.C. 758.)
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
servant of God
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Abdiel Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Abdiel (Hebrew עֲבְדִּיאֵל "Servant of God") is a biblical name which has been used as the name for a number of fictional characters and as a given name for several notable people. The name is also mentioned to mean rich and famous in life. Abdiel is mentioned a single time in the Bible, in :

Fictional characters
Chief among fictional characters bearing the name Abdiel is the seraph Abdiel appearing in Milton's Paradise Lost (1667), specifically in and . Two passages from Book V serve to establish Abdiel's character:
Abdiel denounces Satan after hearing him incite revolt among the angels, and abandons Lucifer to bring the news of his defection to God. However, when he arrives, he finds that preparations are already underway for battle. In the ensuing fight, Abdiel smites Satan, Ariel, Ramiel, and Arioch, presumably among others. In Asimov's Annotated Paradise Lost, Isaac Asimov theorized that Abdiel was in fact a representation of Milton himself. Likewise, in Cyder, Ambrose Philips refers to Milton as "that other bard" and contrasts Milton to his character Abdiel.

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