Abiel (son of Gideoni)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abiel, Son of Zeror
Abiel, Son of Zeror (אֲבִיאֵל‎, avi'el). Ancestor of Saul and of Abner, the commander of Saul’s army (1 Sam 9:1; 14:51).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abiel (Person)
ABIEL (PERSON) [Heb ʾăbı̂ʾēl (אֲבִיאֵל‎)]. 1. A Benjaminite, the father of Kish and Ner, and the grandfather of Saul and Abner (1 Sam 9:1; 14:51). The name probably means “my father is [the god] El.” Abiel represents the fourth generation in the Saulide genealogy in 1 Sam 9:1. An identification of Abiel
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abiel (son of Gideoni)
1. A descendant of Benjamin the son of Jacob. He was the father of Kish the father of King Saul, and also, apparently, the father of Ner the father of Saul’s general Abner (1 S. 9:1; 14:51).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abiel (ay´bee-uhl; Heb., “El [God] is my father”).1 A Benjaminite, the grandfather of both King Saul (1 Sam. 9:1) and Abner, the captain of Saul’s army (1 Sam. 14:50–51).2 One of the group of David’s elite warriors known as “the Thirty” (1 Chron. 11:32; he is called “Abialbon” in 2 Sam. 23:31).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abiel (Heb. ʾăḇɩ̂ʾēl) (also ABI-ALBON)1. A Benjaminite, the father of Kish and Ner. Also the grandfather of King Saul and Abner, the commander of Saul’s army (1 Sam. 9:1; 14:51).2. An Arbathite warrior (1 Chr. 11:32) and a member of David’s heroes known as the “Thirty.” In 2 Sam. 23:31 he is called
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Abiel [Ay-bee-el](Hebrew origin: God is my father)(1 Samuel 9:1). 12th century b.c. Abiel, son of Zeror of the tribe of Benjamin, was the father of Kish, the father of King Saul, and of Ner, the father of Abner, the commander of the king’s army. Abiel, who was also called Jehiel (1 Chronicles 9:35),
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Abiel [ā-bi-el]: father of Kish (1) and grandfather of Saul (1); also father of Ner (2) and grandfather of Abner (1) (1 Sam. 14:51)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ABIEL ay´bee-uhl [אֲבִיאֵלʾaviʾel]. 1. Abiel, a descendant of Benjamin and son of ZEROR, was the father of KISH and the grandfather of Saul (1 Sam 9:1). In 1 Chr 8:29 and 9:35 his name appears as JEIEL. This lineage is confused by other passages where Abiel is the father of NER (1 Sam 14:51) and Ner
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