The eighth of the 24 courses or classes into which the priests were divided for serving at the altar. (1 Chronicles 24; Luke 1:5) See
Abia, Abiah, Or Abijah,
Abijah Or Abijam.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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