Abiel

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 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    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 Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Abiel". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Abiel [N] [E]

    God my father
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Abiel'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    ABIEL

    a'-bi-el, ab'-yel, a-bi'-el ('abhi'el, "my father is God," or "God is father"):

    1. A descendant of Benjamin the son of Jacob. Father of Kish the father of King Saul, and also, apparently, the father of Ner the father of Saul's general, Abner (1 Samuel 9:1; 14:51).
    2. One of David's mighty men (1 Chronicles 11:32), called ABI-ALBON, which see, in 2 Samuel 23:31.

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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ABIEL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.