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Abital
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abital
Abital (אֲבִיטַל‎, avital). King David’s fifth wife and also the mother of Shephatiah (2 Sam 3:4; 1 Chr 3:3).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abital (Person)
ABITAL (PERSON) [Heb ʾăbı̂ṭāl (אֲבִיטָל)]. The mother of Shephatiah and a wife of King David (2 Sam 3:4 = 1 Chr 3:3). Abital’s name occurs in two lists of sons born to David at Hebron. In one case (2 Sam 3:2–5), this list is inserted within the narrative concerning the strife between the houses of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abital
Abital. Mother of King David’s fifth son, Shephatiah (2 Sm 3:4; 1 Chr 3:3).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abital
Abital abʹi-tal, ə-bītəl [Heb. aḇîṭāl—‘father (i.e., source) of dew’]. A wife of King David. In the duplicated list (2 S. 3:4; 1 Ch. 3:3) in which the sons born to David in Hebron are mentioned and numbered, the fifth is said to be Shephatiah son of Abital.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abital
ABITAL Mother of King David’s fifth son, Shephatiah (2 Sm 3:4; 1 Chr 3:3).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abital
ABITAL. One of David’s wives (fifth), the mother of Shephatiah, who was born in Hebron (2 Sam 3:2, 4).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abital
Abital (Heb. ʾăḇɩ̂ṭāl)One of David’s wives and mother of his fifth son Shephatiah (2 Sam. 3:4 = 1 Chr. 3:3).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abital
Abital [ə bīˊtəl] (Heb. ˒aḇîṭāl “my father is dew”). One of David’s wives and mother of his fifth son Shephatiah (2 Sam. 3:4; 1 Chr. 3:3).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Abital
ABITAL One of the wives of King David (2 Sam 3:4; 1 Chr 3:3). She was the mother of his fifth son, Shephatiah.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Abital
AB´ITAL (abʹi-tal, “father of the dew,” i.e., “fresh”). The fifth wife of David and mother of Shephatiah, who was born in Hebron (2 Sam. 3:4; 1 Chron. 3:3).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Abital
ABITAL [ah BY tuhl] (father of dew) — a wife of King David and the mother of Shephatiah, the fifth son born to David while he was at Hebron (2 Sam. 3:4; 1 Chr. 3:3).
See also
Relatives
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David Husband