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Abihail (father of Esther)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abihail, Father of Esther
Abihail, Father of Esther (אֲבִיחַיִל‎, avichayil). The uncle of Mordecai and father of Queen Esther (Esth 2:15; 9:29).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abihail (Person)
ABIHAIL (PERSON) [Heb ʾăbı̂ḥāyil (אֲבִיחָיִל‎)]. 1. Father of Zuriel; descendant of Merari, Levi’s youngest son (Num 3:35). Abihail’s name appears in the epithet of his son found in the third and last division of the census list in Num 3:14–39. The census, ordered by Moses, involved the three Levitical
Amminadab (Person)
AMMINADAB (PERSON) [Heb ʿammı̂nādāb (עַמִּינָדָב)]. The name of four individuals in the Hebrew Bible.1. A Judean, a descendant of Perez and ancestor of David through Boaz (1 Chr 2:10; Ruth 4:19–20). He was the father of Nahshon, a prominent figure in the tribe of Judah (Num 1:7; 2:3; 7:12, 17; 10:14),
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abihail
Abihail. Name used for both men and women in the OT.1. Zuriel’s father and a leader of the Merari family of Levites in Israel’s wilderness community (Nm 3:35).2. Abishur’s wife, and mother of Ahban and Molid (1 Chr 2:29).3. Huri’s son, a descendant of Gad, living in Gilead and Bashan (1 Chr 5:14).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abihail (father of Esther)
5. The father of Queen Esther, who became wife of Xerxes (biblical Ahasuerus) king of Persia, after the removal of the former queen, Vashti (Est. 2:15; 9:29). He was an uncle of Mordecai.See IP, pp. 15, 39f.E. Mack
Abihail
Abihail abʹə-hāl [Heb. aḇîhayil—‘father (i.e., cause) of strength’].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abihail
ABIHAIL Name used for both men and women in the OT.1. Zuriel’s father and a leader of the Merari family of Levites in Israel’s wilderness community (Nm 3:35).2. Abishur’s wife, and mother of Ahban and Molid (1 Chr 2:29).3. Huri’s son, a descendant of Gad, living in Gilead and Bashan (1 Chr 5:14).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abihail
Abihail (ab´uh-hayl).1 The father of Zuriel who is called “head of the ancestral house” of the Merari family groups (Num. 3:35).2 Abishur’s wife, mother of Ahban and Molid (1 Chron. 2:29).3 A Gadite, the son of Huri (1 Chron. 5:14).4 A descendant of Jesse and the mother of Rehoboam’s wife Mahalath
Abihu
Abihu (uh-bi´hyoo; Heb., “he [God] is my father”), a son of Aaron and Elisheba who ascended the mountain of God (Exod. 6:23; 24:1, 9). He later died for offering “unholy fire” before the Lord in a way that had not been commanded (Lev. 10:1). See also Nadab.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abihail
ABIHAIL1. A Levite, the father of Zuriel, who was chief of the family of Merari in Moses’ day (Num 3:35).2. The wife of Abishur, a Jerahmeelite of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 2:29).3. The son of Huri of the tribe of Gad, head of a family in Bashan in the time of Jotham, king of Judah (1 Chr 5:14).4.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Abihail
ABIHAIL (Heb. ’aḇîḥayil, ‘my father is might’). Man’s and woman’s name. 1. A Levite, father of Zuriel (Nu. 3:35). 2. The wise of Abishur (1 Ch. 2:29). 3. A Gadite living in Bashan (1 Ch. 5:14). 4. The mother of Rehoboam’s wife Mahalath, and daughter of Eliab, David’s eldest brother (2 Ch. 11:18).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abihail
Abihail (Heb. ʾăḇɩ̂ḥayil)1. A Levite of the family of Merari; the father of Zuriel (Num. 3:35).2. The wife of Abishur of the family of Judah (1 Chr. 2:29).3. A man from the tribe of Gad; the father of seven sons (1 Chr. 5:14).4. The daughter of David’s brother Eliab and wife of David’s son Jerimoth.
Amminadab
Amminadab (Heb. ʿammɩ̂nāḏāḇ; Gk. Aminadáb)1. A leader of the tribe of Judah whose lineage is traced through Ruth down to David (Ruth 4:19–20; Matt. 1:4). He was the son of Ram (Ruth 4:19; called Admin in Luke 3:33), father of Nahshon (Num. 1:7; 2:3) and of Elisheba, the wife of Aaron (Exod. 6:23).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Abihail
ABIHAIL (Hebrew, “my father’s strength”) There are three men and two women by the name of Abihail in the Old Testament.1. A Levite of the family of Merari and the father of Zuriel (Num 3:35).2. The wife of Abishur, of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 2:29).3. A member of the tribe of Gad in Gilead (1 Chr
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Abihail
Abiha´il (father of, i.e., possessing, strength).1. Father of Zuriel, chief of the Levitical family of Merari, a contemporary of Moses. Num. 3:35. (b.c. 1490.)2. Wife of Abishur. 1 Chron. 2:29.3. Son of Huri, of the tribe of Gad. 1 Chron. 5:14.4. Wife of Rehoboam. She is called the daughter, i.e.,
See also
Relatives
Esther Daughter
Mordecai Nephew