1. 1 Kings 16:34 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is the meaning of Abiram?

1 Kings 16:34 (ESV)

34 In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.

The meaning of this name is “Father is high, exalted,” but bears no apparent significance in this setting.