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Abinadab [N] [H] [S]

father of nobleness; i.e., "noble."

  • A Levite of Kirjath-jearim, in whose house the ark of the covenant was deposited after having been brought back from the land of the Philistines ( 1 Samuel 7:1 ). It remained there twenty years, till it was at length removed by David ( 1 Samuel 7:1 1 Samuel 7:2 ; 1 Chronicles 13:7 ).

  • The second of the eight sons of Jesse ( 1 Samuel 16:8 ). He was with Saul in the campaign against the Philistines in which Goliath was slain ( 1 Samuel 17:13 ).

  • One of Saul's sons, who peristed with his father in the battle of Gilboa ( 1 Samuel 31:2 ; 1 Chronicles 10:2 ).

  • One of Solomon's officers, who "provided victuals for the king and his household." He presided, for this purpose, over the district of Dor ( 1 Kings 4:11 ).

    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 Abinadab". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .
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