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Ahinoam (wife of David)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Mother of David’s first son, Amnon (1 Sam 25:43; 2 Sam 3:2). She became one of David’s wives along with Abigail, the widow of Nabal the Carmelite. Ahinoam was originally from Jezreel. She and Abigail lived in Gath with David when he fled from Saul and settled among the Philistines under Achish (1 Sam 27:3). They were also among the captives taken when the Amalekites raided David’s camp at Ziklag (1 Sam 30:1, 5).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahinoam, Wife of David
Ahinoam, Wife of David (אֲחִינֹעַם‎, achino'am). Mother of David’s first son, Amnon (1 Sam 25:43; 2 Sam 3:2). She became one of David’s wives along with Abigail, the widow of Nabal the Carmelite. Ahinoam was originally from Jezreel. She and Abigail lived in Gath with David when he fled from Saul and settled
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahinoam (Person)
AHINOAM (PERSON) [Heb ʾăḥı̂nōʿam (אֲחִינֹעַם‎)]. 1. The daughter of Ahimaaz (1 Sam 14:50), who became the wife of SAUL BEN KISH, and the first queen of the Israelite state. The name means, “my brother is joy.” The Bible does not record her hometown. It appears that she bore Saul seven children: five
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahino-am
Ahino-am. 1. Daughter of Ahima-az and wife of King Saul (1 Sm 14:50).2. Jezreelite woman who became David’s wife after Saul took back his daughter Michal and gave her to Palti (1 Sm 25:43, 44). In Hebron, Ahino-am became the mother of David’s oldest son, Amnon (2 Sm 3:2; 1 Chr 3:1).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahinoam (wife of David)
2. The woman from Jezreel whom David married after Saul gave Michal to another husband. She and Abigail, the widow of Nabal, seem to have been David’s only wives prior to the beginning of his reign in Hebron. His marriage to Abigail is mentioned first, with some details, followed by the statement, easily
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ahinoam
AHINOAM1. Daughter of Ahimaaz and wife of King Saul (1 Sm 14:50).2. Jezreelite woman who became David’s wife after Saul took back his daughter Michal and gave her to Palti (1 Sm 25:43–44). In Hebron, Ahinoam became the mother of David’s oldest son, Amnon (2 Sm 3:2; 1 Chr 3:1).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ahinoam
Ahinoam (uh-hin´oh-uhm; Heb., “my brother is good”).1 The daughter of Ahimaaz who became King Saul’s wife (1 Sam. 14:50). She was the mother of Jonathan, Ishvi, Malchishua, Merab, and Michael (14:49).2 A native of Jezreel of south Judah who was married to David and was the mother of his eldest son,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ahinoam
AHINOAM1. The daughter of Ahimaaz and wife of Saul (1 Sam 14:50).2. One of David’s wives, a woman of Jezreel (1 Sam 25:43). Captured by the Amalekites, she was rescued by David (1 Sam 30:5), and lived with him in Hebron while he was king of Judah (2 Sam 2:2). She was mother of David’s eldest son, Amnon
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahinoam
Ahinoam (Heb. ʾăḥɩ̂nōʿam)1. Daughter of Ahimaaz (origin unknown) and wife of King Saul (1 Sam. 14:50). Ahinoam is the only wife named in connection with Saul and is possibly the mother of his seven children (1 Sam. 14:49–50; 1 Chr. 8:33–40; 9:39–44; but cf. 2 Sam. 12:8).2. Jezreelite wife of David
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ahinoam
Ahinoam [ə hĭnˊō əm] (Heb. ˒aḥînō˓am “brother is Mot”). A Levite of the family of Kohath, the second son of Levi (1 Chr. 6:25); also an ancestor of Elkanah the father of Samuel.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahino-am
Ahin´o-am (brother of grace, i.e., gracious).1. The daughter of Ahimaaz and wife of Saul. 1 Sam. 14:50. (b.c. about 1090.)2. A native of Jezreel who was married to David during his wandering life. 1 Sam. 25:43. (b.c. 1060.) She lived with him and his other wife Abigail at the court of Achish, 27:3;
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ahinoam
AHIN´OAM (a-hinʹō-am; “my brother is pleasantness”).1. The daughter of Ahimaaz and the wife of King Saul (1 Sam. 14:50), about 1020 b.c.2. A Jezreelitess and one of David’s wives taken before he was king (1 Sam. 25:43), 1004 b.c. She and his other wife, Abigail, lived with him at the court of Achish
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ahinoam
Ahinoambrother of pleasantness = pleasant. (1.) The daughter of Ahimaaz, and wife of Saul (1 Sam. 14:50).(2.) A Jezreelitess, the first wife of David (1 Sam. 25:43; 27:3). She was the mother of Amnon (2 Sam. 3:2). (See 1 Sam. 30:5, 18; 2 Sam. 2:2.)
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