1 Chronicles 2:17

17 Abigail was the mother of Amasa, whose father was Jether the Ishmaelite.

Read 1 Chronicles 2:17 Using Other Translations

And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmeelite.
Abigail bore Amasa, and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.
Abigail married a man named Jether, an Ishmaelite, and they had a son named Amasa.

What does 1 Chronicles 2:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Chronicles 2:17

And Abigail bare Amasa
Who was Absalom's general, afterwards reconciled to David, and designed to be made general of his army, but was slain by Joab, see ( 2 Samuel 17:25 ) ( 19:13 ) ( 20:10 ) ,

and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite;
he is called an Israelite, ( 2 Samuel 17:25 ) , and so in the Targum here, he being either a proselyte, or else he was an Israelite by birth, but called an Ishmaelite, because he had dwelt among the Ishmaelites some time, as Obededom is called the Gittite for the like reason; so Jarchi and Kimchi interpret it.

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