A receiver of tributes under David and Solomon, and director of the thirty thousand men sent to Lebanon to cut timber, 1Ki 5:14. The same person is also called Adoram, by contraction, 2Sa 20:21; 1Ki 12:8; and also Hadoram, 2Ch 10:18. He was stoned to death by the revolted ten tribes, having been sent to them by Rehoboam, either to induce them to return, or to test by gathering the taxes.
Son of Abda; over the tribute for about 47 years under David, Solomon, and Rehoboam; also over Solomon's levy of 30,000 sent by ten thousands monthly to cut timber in Lebanon (1Ki 4:6). Contracted into ADORAM (2Sa 20:24) and HADORAM. Stoned by the people of Israel when sent by Rehoboam to collect the tribute which had been their chief ground of complaint against the king (1Ki 12:18; 2Ch 10:18).
Chief over the tribute in the days of Solomon. 1 Kings 4:6; 1Ki 5:14. In David's time ADORAM was over the tribute, 2Sa 20:24, and in the days of Rehoboam also a person of this name was over the tribute, 1Ki 12:18, which Gesenius and others take to be a contracted form of Adoniram, and to refer to the same person. Apparently the Adoram mentioned in 1Ki 12:18 is called HADORAM in 2Ch 10:18. All Israel stoned him to death at the revolt of the ten tribes. If Adoniram held office from David to Rehoboam it would embrace a long period; still it may be the same throughout, or father and son.
(lord of heights),
by an unusual contraction ADORAM,
and 1Kin 12:18 also HADORAM,
chief receiver of the tribute during the reigns of David,
This last monarch sent him to collect the tribute from the rebellious Israelites, by whom he was stoned to death, (B.C. 1014-973.)