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Abishai
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abishai, Nephew of David
Abishai, Son of Zeruiah (אֲבִישַׁי‎, avishay). Brother of Joab and Asahel (2 Sam 2:18). A commander in King David’s army.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abishai (Person)
ABISHAI (PERSON) [Heb ʾăbı̂šay (אֲבִישַׁי)]. One of the three sons of Zeruiah, David’s sister (1 Chr 2:16; 2 Sam 17:25; see ZERUIAH). These men belonged to David’s “inner circle” and presumably had served as his advisors and retainers since his early days as a fugitive from Saul (1 Sam 22:1).The name
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abishai
Abishai. David’s nephew, son of Zeruiah (by an unnamed father), and brother of Joab and Asahel (1 Chr 2:16). Abishai volunteered to accompany David to Saul’s camp one night and would have killed the sleeping Saul if David had not restrained him (1 Sm 26:6–12). He also helped Joab kill Abner, Saul’s general,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abishai
Abishai abʹə-shī, ə-bīʹshī [Heb. aḇîšay, in Chronicles ’aḇšay—perhaps ‘(my) father is Jesse’ (BDB) or ‘(my) father exists’]. The eldest son of Zeruiah, David’s sister, and brother of Joab and Asahel (2 S. 2:18). He was chief of the second group of three among David’s “mighty men” (23:18).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abishai
ABISHAI David’s nephew, son of Zeruiah (by an unnamed father) and brother of Joab and Asahel (1 Chr 2:16). Abishai volunteered to accompany David to Saul’s camp one night and would have killed the sleeping Saul if David had not restrained him (1 Sm 26:6–12). He also helped Joab kill Abner, Saul’s general,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abishai
Abishai (uh-bi´shi), the son of Zeruiah, David’s sister, and the brother of Joab and Asahel (1 Chron. 2:16). His reputation as a belligerent warrior and defender of David is attested by his desire to kill the sleeping Saul (1 Sam. 26:6–9) and Shimei of Saul’s house (2 Sam. 16:9–11), by his killing the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abishai
ABISHAI. A grandson of Jesse and cousin of David, being the son of David’s sister Zeruiah who bore three sons, Abishai, Joab, and Asahel (1 Chr 2:15–16). Abishai appears to have been a capable though impetuous soldier completely devoted to David as the Lord’s anointed. In (1 Sam 26:6–9) Abishai went
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Abishai
ABISHAI (Heb. ’aḇîšay, ‘father of gift’ or ‘my father is Jesse’). Son of Zeruiah and brother of Joab and Asahel (2 Sa. 2:18). 2 Sa. 23:18; 1 Ch. 11:20–21 show him to be chief of the ‘three’, which must mean (as the Vulgate translates) ‘the second group of three’, next in order to ‘the three’ of 2
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abishai
Abishai (Heb. ʾăḇɩ̂šay)One of the three sons of Zeruiah, David’s sister, who served with David when he fled Saul’s court (1 Sam. 22:1–2). Abishai held the special position of commander of David’s elite warriors—the šălɩ̂šɩ̂m (2 Sam. 23:18–19)—among whom he was also the most renowned. One vignette
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abishai
Abishai [ə bīˊshī] (Heb. ˒aḇîšay, ˒aḇšay “[my] father exists”). The eldest son of Zeruiah, David’s sister, and brother of Joab and Asahel (2 Sam. 2:18; 1 Chr. 2:16; 18:2); the name of Abishai’s father is not given.Abishai is first mentioned as a courageous follower of the outlaw David. When
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Abishai
ABISHAI One of the three sons of Zeruiah, the sister of David; the other two were Joab and Asahel (1 Sam 26:6). He was a close supporter of David and held trusted positions as a soldier and advisor during his reign; he was also one of the most famous of the elite warriors in the service of David. In
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Abishai
Abisha´i, or Abish´a-i (father of a gift), the eldest of the three sons of Zeruiah, David’s sister, and brother to Joab and Asahel. 1 Chron. 2:16. Like his two brothers he was the devoted follower of David. He was his companion in the desperate night expedition to the camp of Saul. 1 Sam. 26:6–9. (b.c.
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Zeruiah Mother
Joab Brother
Asahel Brother
David Uncle
Solomon Cousin
Absalom Cousin
Jesse Grandfather
Adonijah Cousin
Amnon Cousin
Amasa Cousin
Tamar Cousin
Eliab Uncle
Son of David Cousin
Nathan Cousin
Shimea Uncle
Jonadab Cousin
Abinadab Uncle
Shammua Cousin
Chileab Cousin
Shobab Cousin
Jonathan Cousin
Nethanel Uncle
Eliphelet Cousin
Elishama Cousin
Japhia Cousin
Shephatiah Cousin
Ithream Cousin
Ozem Uncle
Nepheg Cousin
Abigail Aunt
Eliada Cousin
Raddai Uncle
Jerimoth Cousin
Elishua Cousin
Zebadiah Nephew
Ibhar Cousin
Abihail Cousin
Nogah Cousin
Elpelet Cousin
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