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Adoniram


Adoni’ram (lord of heights), 1 Kings 4:6. By an unusual contraction Adoram, 2 Sam. 20:24 and 1 Kings 12:18; also Hadoram, 2 Chron. 10:18, chief receiver of the tribute during the reigns of David, 2 Sam. 20:24, Solomon, 1 Kings 4:6, and Rehoboam. 1 Kings 12:18. This last monarch sent him to collect the tribute from the rebellious Israelites, by whom he was stoned to death. (b.c. 1014–973.)