Abiel [N] [H]
father (i.e., "possessor") of God = "pious." The son of Zeror and father of Ner, who was the grandfather of Saul ( 1 Samuel 14:51 ; 1 Chronicles 8:33 ; 9:39 ). In 1 Samuel 9:1 , he is called the "father," probably meaning the grandfather, of Kish. An Arbathite, one of David's warriors ( 1 Chronicles 11:32 ); called also Abi-albon ( 2 Samuel 23:31 ).
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Abiel". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .