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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ner, Son of Abiel
Ner, Son of Abiel (נֵר‎, ner). Father of Abner the commander of Saul’s army (e.g., 1 Sam 14:50–51; 26:5).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ner (Person)
NER (PERSON) [Heb nēr (נֵר‎)]. 1. The son of Jeiel, the founder of the postexilic settlement at Gibeon (1 Chr 9:36; Rudolph Chronikbücher HAT, 81). The name has accidentally fallen out of the parallel text in 1 Chr 8:30 It is possible that it represents a clan rather than an individual in the genealogy.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ner. Benjamite, father of Abner, Kish’s brother, and the uncle of Saul (1 Sm 14:50; 26:5; 2 Sm 2:8; 1 Kgs 2:32; 1 Chr 26:28). Although Ner’s father’s name was given as Abiel (1 Sm 14:51), disputed readings put Ner among the sons of Jeiel (1 Chr 8:29, 30; 9:35, 36). Elsewhere he is listed as the father
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ner nûr [Heb nēr—‘lamp’] A Benjaminite; son of Abiel (1 S. 14:51) and father of Abner (1 S. 14:50f.; 26:5, 14; 2 S. 2:8, 12; 3:23, etc.; 1 K. 2:5, 32; 1 Ch. 26:28). 1 Ch. 9:35f appears to list Kish and Ner as brothers (cf. 8:29f, where Ner is omitted), and some have therefore read 1 S. 14:50 as saying
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
NER Benjamite, father of Abner and brother of Kish; he was probably the uncle of Saul (1 Sm 14:51; 26:5; 2 Sm 2:8; 1 Kgs 2:32; 1 Chr 26:28). Although Ner’s father’s name was given as Abiel (1 Sm 14:51), disputed readings put Ner among the sons of Jeiel (1 Chr 8:29–30; 9:35–36). Elsewhere he is listed
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ner (nuhr; Heb., “light”), the name of the Benjaminite father of Abner, Saul’s military commander (1 Sam. 14:50–51; 26:5, 14). Nothing else is known of his life, and his relation to Saul is unclear. One passage, 1 Sam. 14:50, may indicate that he was Saul’s uncle, but it could also mean that Abner was
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
NER. A Benjamite, the son of Abiel and the father of Kish and Abner, the latter being King Saul’s army commander (1 Sam 14:51; 1 Kgs 2:32; 1 Chr 8:33; et al.). Ner was therefore the grandfather of Saul. As E. R. Dalglish makes clear (“Ner,” IDB, III, 537), in 1 Sam 14:50 the designation “Saul’s uncle”
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ner (Heb. nēr)A Benjaminite, the son of Abiel and father of Abner (1 Sam. 14:50–51). Nothing is known of his life, and his relationship to Saul is unclear. It is uncertain whether “Saul’s uncle” in 1 Sam. 14:50 refers to Ner or Abner. Ner is called the brother of Kish and son of Jeiel at 1 Chr. 9:36.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ner [nûr] (Heb. nēr “lamp”). The name of either one or two Benjamites related to Saul. The textual evidence seems to be contradictory.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
NER The son of Abiel, the father of Abner, and the uncle of Saul (1 Sam 14:50–51).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ner (a light or lamp), son of Jehiel, according to 1 Chron. 8:33, father of Kish and Abner, and grandfather of King Saul. (b.c. 1140.) Abner was, therefore, uncle to Saul, as is expressly stated in 1 Sam. 14:50.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
NER (nēr; light, “lamp”). A Benjamite, father of Kish and Abner and grandfather of King Saul (1 Sam. 14:50; 26:5; 2 Sam. 2:8; 1 Chron. 8:33), about 1100 b.c. The statement in 1 Chron. 9:36, that Kish and Ner were both sons of Jeiel, is explained by the supposition of an elder Kish, uncle of Saul’s father
See also
Abiel Father
Kish Brother
Abner Son
Saul Nephew
Jeiel Relative
Zeror Grandfather
Jaasiel Grandson