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Abihail

Abihail [N] [H] [S]

father of might.

  • Numbers 3:35 .
  • 1 Chronicles 2:29 .
  • 1 Chronicles 5:14 .

  • The second wife of King Rehoboam ( 2 Chronicles 11:18 ), a descendant of Eliab, David's eldest brother.

  • The father of Esther and uncle of Mordecai ( Esther 2:15 ).

    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
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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

  • Abihail [N] [E] [S]

    the father of strength
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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

    Abihail [N] [E] [H]

    (father of , i.e. possessing, strength ).

    1. Father of Zuriel, chief of the Levitical father of Merari, a contemporary of Moses. ( Numbers 3:35 ) (B.C. 1490.)
    2. Wife of Abishur. ( 1 Chronicles 2:29 )
    3. Son of Huri, of the tribe of Gad. ( 1 Chronicles 5:14 )
    4. Wife of Rehoboam. She is called the daughter, i.e. descendant, of Eliab, the elder brother of David. ( 2 Chronicles 11:18 ) (B.C. 972.)
    5. Father of Esther and uncle of Mordecai. ( Esther 2:15 ; 9:29 )

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

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Abihail'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    ABIHAIL

    ab'-i-hal ('abhichayil; in some manuscripts 'abhihayil, when feminine, but best reading is the former:

    "father, or cause, of strength"): Five persons in the Old Testament are called by this name:

    1. A Levite and the father of Zuriel, who in the Wilderness was head of the house of Merari, Levi's youngest son (Numbers 3:35);

    2. The wife of Abishur, a man of the tribe of Judah, in the line of Hazron and Jerahmeel (1 Chronicles 2:29);

    3. One of the heads of the tribe of Gad, who dwelt in Gilead of Bashan (1 Chronicles 5:14);

    4. Either a wife of Rehoboam, king of Judah, or mother of his wife Mahalath, according to the interpretation of the text (2 Chronicles 11:18); probably the latter view is correct, since there is no conjunction in the text, and since (2 Chronicles 11:19) contemplates only one wife as already mentioned. This being true, she was the wife of Jerimath, a son of David, and daughter of Eliab, David's eldest brother. It is interesting to note this frequent intermarriage in the Davidic house;

    5. Father of Queen Esther, who became wife of Xerxes (Biblical Ahasuerus) king of Persia, after the removal of the former queen, Vashti, (Esther 2:15; 9:29). He was uncle of Mordecai.

    Edward Mack


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