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Asahel (father of Jonathan)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Asahel, Father of Jonathan
Asahel, Father of Jonathan (עֲשָׂהאֵל‎, asoh'el). Only mentioned as the father of Jonathan, who is listed among those who object to the plan proposed in Ezra 10:12–14 (see Ezra 10:15; compare 1 Esdras 9:14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Asahel (Person)
ASAHEL (PERSON) [Heb ʿăśâʾēl (עֲשָׂהאֵל); Gk Asael (Ἀσαελ)]. The name of 4 or 5 men in the OT. The name Asahel is formed as a sentence using the verb ʿaśâ “to make,” “to do” with the divine name El. Asahel means “El has done” or “El has made.”1. Asahel was one of the 3 sons of Zeruiah, David’s
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Asahel
Asahel. 1. Warrior among David’s mighty men known as “the thirty” (2 Sm 23:24; 1 Chr 11:26). Asahel was the son of David’s half sister Zeruiah and the brother of Joab and Abishai (2 Sm 2:18; 1 Chr 2:16). In the battle of Gibeon, David’s general Joab engaged the forces of Abner, leader of Ish-bosheth’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Asahel (father of Jonathan)
4. The “father” or ancestor of Jonathan, who was one of the two elders who opposed Ezra in his reforming policy of putting away the foreign wives of the Jews after the return from exile (Ezr. 10:15). The phrase translated in the AV of this verse “were employed” has a variety of translations, but the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Asahel
ASAHEL1. Warrior among David’s mighty men known as “the thirty” (2 Sm 23:24; 1 Chr 11:26). Asahel was the son of David’s half sister Zeruiah and the brother of Joab and Abishai (2 Sm 2:18; 1 Chr 2:16). In the battle of Gibeon, David’s general Joab engaged the forces of Abner, leader of Ishbosheth’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Asahel
Asahel (as´uh-hel).1 The brother of Joab and nephew of David (1 Chron. 1:13–16). He was one of David’s elite troops known as “the Thirty” (2 Sam. 23:24). He relentlessly pursued Abner and was killed by him (2:18–23). He was buried in Bethlehem (2:32).2 A Judean Levite who served during the reign of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Asahel
ASAHEL1. A brother of Joab (David’s army commander) and one of the three sons of Zeruiah (David’s sister). Asahel was an officer in David’s army (2 Sam 23:24; 1 Chr 11:26). He was known for his fleetness (“as swift of foot as a wild gazelle”) in his pursuit of Abner following the battle of Gibeon. This
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Asahel
ASAHEL (Heb. ‘aśāh’ēl, ‘God has made’). 1. A son of David’s sister Zeruiah, and brother of Joab and Abishai (1 Ch. 2:16). He was famous for his amazing speed, but when he used it to pursue *Abner following the clash at Gibeon, the latter was forced to use his greater experience in warfare to kill
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Asahel
Asahel (Heb. ʿăkâʾēl)1. One of the sons of Zeruiah, David’s sister. He and his brothers, Joab and Abishai, were among David’s retainers from his period of exile from the court of Saul. Although Joab and Abishai served long tenures as commanders in David’s army, Asahel was killed during the extended
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Asahel
As´ahel (made by God).1. Nephew of David, being the youngest son of his sister Zeruiah. He was celebrated for his swiftness of foot. When fighting under his brother Joab at Gibeon, he pursued Abner, who was obliged to kill him in self-defence. 2 Sam. 2:18ff. [Abner.] (b.c. 1050.)2. One of the Levites
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Asahel
AS´AHEL (asʹa-hel; “God’s creature”).1. The son of David’s sister, Zeruiah, and brother of Joab and Abishai (2 Sam. 2:18; 1 Chron. 2:16). He was an early adherent of David, being one of the famous thirty (2 Sam. 23:24) and, with his son Zebadiah, was commander of the fourth division of the royal army
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