made by God, the youngest son of Zeruiah, David's sister. He was celebrated for his swiftness of foot. When fighting against Ish-bosheth at Gibeon, in the army of his brother Joab, he was put to death by Abner, whom he pursued from the field of battle ( 2 Samuel 2:18 2 Samuel 2:19 ). He is mentioned among David's thirty mighty men ( 2 Samuel 23:24 ; 1 Chronicles 11:26 ). Others of the same name are mentioned ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 ; 31:13 ; Ezra 10:15 ).
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
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Asahel". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".