Bible Names A-G
Abijah of Judah in Wikipedia
(Hebrew: אבים ʼĂḇiyyām, "father of the sea" or "my father is
the sea" or "my father is Yah"; Greek: Αβιου; Latin: Abias)
was the fourth king of the House of David and the second of
the Kingdom of Judah. He was the son of Rehoboam, the grandson
of Solomon and the great-grandson of David. The Chronicler
refers to him as "Abijah (Hebrew: אביה, "my father is The
LORD"; Greek: Αβια; Latin: Abia).
Abijah became king of Judah in the eighteenth year of the
reign of Jeroboam, and reigned for three years. William F.
Albright has dated his reign to 915 BC – 913 BC, while E. R.
Thiele offers the dates 914/913 – 911/910 BC.  As explained
in the Rehoboam article, Thiele's chronology for the first
kings of Judah contained an internal inconsistency that later
scholars corrected by dating these kings one year earlier, so
that Abijah's dates are taken as 915/914 to 912/911 BC in the
His mother's name was Maacah, or Micaiah, the granddaughter of
the infamous Abishalom (Absalom). Abijah married fourteen
wives, and had 22 sons and 16 daughters.