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Ahasbai
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahasbai
Ahasbai (אֲחַסְבַּי‎, achasbay). Father of Eliphelet, one of the warriors who loyally served King David (2 Sam 23:34).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahasbai (Person)
AHASBAI (PERSON) [Heb ʾăḥasbay (אֲחַסְבַּי)]. The father of Eliphelet (2 Sam 23:34), one of David’s champions (the šālišı̂m; RSV: The Thirty). That Ahasbai was from Maacah may indicate that he was a Syrian (see MAACAH), making his son one of the many foreign nationals among David’s retainers. The
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahasbai
Ahasbai. Eliphelet’s father. Eliphelet, from the city of Maacah, was a warrior among David’s mighty men who were known as “the thirty” (2 Sm 23:34).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahasbai
Ahasbai ə-hasʹbī [Heb. aḥasbay—‘blooming’]. The father of Eliphelet, a Maacathite, a soldier in David’s army (2 S. 23:34). He was either a native of Abel-beth-maacah (20:14) or, more probably, of Maacah in Syria (10:6). The list in 1 Ch. 11:35f gives different names entirely, indicating textual
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ahasbai
AHASBAI Eliphelet’s father. Eliphelet, from the city of Maacah, was a warrior among David’s mighty men who were known as “the thirty” (2 Sm 23:34).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ahasbai
AHASBAI. A Maachathite, the father of Eliphelet, one of the mighty men of David known as the “thirty” (2 Sam 23:34). In the parallel passage (1 Chr 11:35b–36a), his name seems to be Ur.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahasbai
Ahasbai (Heb. ʾăḥasbay)The father of Eliphelet, one of David’s champions (2 Sam. 23:34). He may have been an inhabitant of Abel-beth-maacah (2 Sam. 20:14) or of Maacah in Syria (10:6).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ahasbai
Ahasbai [ə hăzˊbī] (Heb. ˒aḥasbay). The father of Eliphelet, one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam. 23:34); possibly an inhabitant of Abel-beth-maacah (20:14; so JB) or of Maacah in Syria (10:6).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahasba-i
Ahas´ba-i (blooming), father of Eliphelet, one of David’s thirty-seven captains. 2 Sam. 23:34. In the corrupt list in 1 Chron. 11:35, Eliphelet appears as “Eliphal the son of Ur.” (b.c. about 1050.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ahasbai
AHAS´BAI (a-hasʹbī). A Maacathite and the father of Eliphelet, one of David’s warriors (2 Sam. 23:34). In 1 Chron. 11:35, he is apparently called Ur (which see).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ahasbai
AHASBAI [a HAS bih] — the father of one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam. 23:34).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AHASBAI
AHASBAI<a-has’-bi> ( אֲחַסְבַּי‎ [’achacbay], “blooming”): The father of Eliphelet, a Maacathite, a soldier in David’s army (2 Samuel 23:34). He was either a native of Abel-beth-maacah (2 Samuel 20:14) or, more probably, of Maacah in Syria (2 Samuel 10:6). The list in 1 Chronicles 11:35, 36
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Eliphelet Son