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Asahel (son of Zeruiah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Asahel, Son of Zeruiah
Asahel, Son of Zeruiah (עֲשָׂהאֵל‎, asoh'el). Brother of Joab and Abishai. The three men were sons of David’s sister Zeruiah (1 Chr 2:15–16; 2 Sam 2:18). The brothers were likely, from the beginning, members of David’s troops.
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 (son of Zeruiah)
1. The brother of Joab and Abishai and son of Zeruiah, one of David’s sisters (1 Ch. 2:15f; 2 S. 2:18; etc.). With his two brothers Asahel was an early adherent of David and later became one of the famous “thirty” (2 S. 23:24; 1 Ch. 11:26).Asahel was renowned for his swift running, which was the cause
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Asahel
ASAHEL (Hebrew, “God has done”) The son of Zeruiah, sister of David, and the brother of Joab and Abishai. Asahel’s death was one of the most notorious in the reign of David. Asahel was counted among the thirty “mighty men” in the service of David during his struggle against the house of Saul (2 Sam 23:24;
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
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