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An Arbathite warrior who was one of David’s mighty men (1 Chr 11:32). Called Abi-Albon in 2 Sam 23:31.
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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. 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
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Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
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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.)