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Abiel (warrior)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abiel, Warrior
Abiel, Warrior (אֲבִיאֵל‎, avi'el). An Arbathite warrior who was one of David’s mighty men (1 Chr 11:32). Called Abi-Albon in 2 Sam 23:31.
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 (warrior)
2. One of David’s mighty men (1 Ch. 11:32), called Abi-albon in 2 S. 23:31.
Abiel
Abiel āʹbi-el, abʹyel, ə-bīʹəl [Heb. aḇî’ēl—‘my father is God’ or ‘God is father’].
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.)
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