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Abiel (son of Zeror)
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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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abiel
Abiel. 1. Father of Kish and Ner and grandfather of King Saul, according to 1 Samuel 9:1 and 14:51. Other genealogies in 1 Chronicles list Ner, instead of Abiel, as Kish’s father and Saul’s grandfather (1 Chr 8:33; 9:39). This confusion is due either to a copyist error or to the possibility that Saul
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abiel
Abiel āʹbi-el, abʹyel, ə-bīʹəl [Heb. aḇî’ēl—‘my father is God’ or ‘God is father’].
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).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abiel
ABIEL1. Father of Kish and Ner and grandfather of King Saul, according to 1 Samuel 9:1 and 14:51. Other genealogies in 1 Chronicles list Ner, instead of Abiel, as Kish’s father and Saul’s grandfather (1 Chr 8:33; 9:39). This confusion is due either to a copyist’s error or to the possibility that Saul
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abiel
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).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abiel
ABIEL1. A Benjamite, probably the father of Ner, who was Saul’s and Abner’s grandfather (1 Sam 9:1; 14:51).2. An Arbathite, one of David’s mighty men (1 Chr 11:32), called in (2 Sam 23:31) Abi-albon. The name occurs also in Akkadian and in ancient S Arabic, meaning “El is my father.”
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Abiel
ABIEL (Heb. ’aḇî’ēl, ‘God is my father’). 1. Saul’s grandfather (1 Sa. 9:1 and 14:51). 2. One of David’s heroes (1 Ch. 11:32), called Abi-albon (2 Sa. 23:31), albon being a copyist’s transference from the following verse. Some codices of lxx have Abiel here.R. A. H. Gunner.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abiel
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Abiel
ABIEL (Hebrew, “God is my father”) The grandfather of King Saul and the father of Kish (1 Sam 9:1; 14:51).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Abi-el
A´bi-el or Ab´i-el (father of strength, i.e., strong).1. Father of Kish, and consequently grandfather of Saul, 1 Sam. 9:1, as well as of Abner, Saul’s commander-in-chief. 1 Sam. 14:51. (b.c. 1093–1055.)2. One of David’s mighty men. 1 Chron. 11:32. In 2 Sam. 23:31 he is called Abi-albon. (b.c. 1053.)
See also
Relatives
Zeror Father
Kish Son
Ner Son
Saul Grandson
Abner Grandson
Becorath Grandfather