ZABDIEL (zăb'dĭ-ĕl, Heb. zavdî’ēl, God has given)

The father of Jashobeam (1Chr.27.2).A temple overseer (Neh.11.14).

ZABDIEL zăb’ dĭ əl (זַבְדִּיאֵ֑ל, LXX Ζαβδίηλ, meaning “gift of God,” my gift is El [God]). The name is known at Palmyra as Zabd-ila, and in Akkad. as Zab-di-ilu. 1. Father of Jashobeam, one of David’s senior officers in charge of a section of the army. His course of duty lay during the first month of the year (1 Chron 27:2). He was a descendant of Perez of the tribe of Judah and so was distantly related to David.

2. A prominent official (Heb. פָּקִיד, H7224), in the days of Nehemiah (Neh 11:14), overseer of a group of priests living in Jerusalem. He was the son of Haggedolim.

3. An Arab who beheaded [[Alexander Balas]] when he fled to Arabia and sent his head to Ptolemy Philopator (1 Macc 11:17; Jos. Antiq. 13:4:8).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(zabhdi’el, "my gift is El (God)"; Zabdiel):

(1) Father of Jashobeam (1Ch 27:2), or rather Ishbaal (Curtis, Chronicles, 290 f).

(2) An overseer of the priests (Ne 11:14).

(3) An Arabian who beheaded [[Alexander Balas]] and sent his head to Ptolemy (1 Macc 11:17).