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One of David’s mighty men (2 Sam 23:31). First Chronicles 11:32 calls him Abiel the Arbathite. He was probably from Beth-arabah (Josh 15:6, 61; 18:22).
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ABI-ALBON<ab-i-al’-bon>, <abi-al’-bon> ( אֲבִי עַלָבוֹן [’abhi ̀alebhon], meaning not known. Gesenius infers from the Arabic a stem which would give the meaning “father of strength,” and this is at worst not quite so groundless as the conjectures which explain [̀alebhon] as a textual misreading for
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