The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abi-Albon (אֲבִי־עַלְבוֹן‎, avi-alvon). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abi-Albon (Person)
ABI-ALBON (PERSON) [Heb ʾăbı̂-ʿalbôn (אֲבִי־עַלְבֹּון)]. An Arbathite listed in a roster of King David’s thirty chief warriors (2 Sam 23:31). His native town is probably Beth-arabah, possibly to be identified with el-Gharabeh, southeast of Jericho (cf. Jos 18:18, 22). The confusion associated with
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abi-Albon ā-bī́-alʹbən [Heb. aḇî‘aleḇôn; Gk. Abiel]. “The Arbathite,” one of David’s listed heroes (2 S. 23:31), called Abiel the Arbathite in 1 Ch. 11:32. Presumably he was from Beth-arabah (so NEB; cf. Josh. 15:6, 61; 18:22). Possibly Abi-albon is a textual corruption, from confusion with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ABI-ALBON. One of the 30 mighty men (2 Sam 23:31) surrounding David, serving him as a bodyguard. Abi-albon is called Abiel (q.v.) in the parallel passage in (1 Chr 11:32).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abi-Albon (Heb. ʾăḇɩ̂-ʿălĕḇôn) (also ABIEL)One of David’s 30 Champions (2 Sam. 23:31); called Abiel (2) the Arbathite at 1 Chr. 11:32 (cf. LXX Abiēl). He may have been an inhabitant of Beth-arabah.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abi Albon
Abi-Albon [āˊbī ălˊbən] (Heb. ˒aḇî-˓aleḇôn). One of David’s thirty mighty men (2 Sam. 23:31), called Abiel the Arbathite at 1 Chr. 11:32 (cf. LXX Abiēl); he may have been an inhabitant of Beth-arabah (cf. JB). The form Abi-alonn is possibly an error for Shaalbon (2 Sam. 23:32).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
A´BI-AL´BON (aʹbī-alʹbôn; “valiant”). One of David’s mighty men (2 Sam. 23:31), called in the parallel passage (1 Chron. 11:32) by the equivalent name Abiel (which see).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Abi-Albonfather of strength; i.e., “valiant”, one of David’s body-guard of thirty mighty men (2 Sam. 23:31); called also Abiel (1 Chr. 11:32).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ABI-ALBON (Āʹ bī-ălʹ bŏn) Personal name meaning “my father is overpowering.” One of David’s 30 heroes (2 Sam. 23:31). Called Abiel in 1 Chron. 11:32. Original name in 2 Samuel may have been Abi-baal, whose letters were then transposed to a new name to avoid the idolatrous name. See Abiel.
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