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My father is the Lord, the Greek form of Abijah, or Abijam (Matthew 1:7), instead of Abiah (1 Chronicles 7:8). In Luke 1:5, the name refers to the head of the eighth of the twenty-four courses into which David divided the priests (1 Chronicles 24:10).
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Abia'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".