International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(1) The man in whose house the men of Kiriath-jearim placed the ark, after its return from the land of the Philistines, his house being either in Gibeah of Benjamin or "in the hill" (1 Samuel 7:1 ; 2 Samuel 6:3 , 2 Samuel 6:4 ). To account for the ambiguity note that
About a century later, according to the Bible numbers, David went with great pomp to Kiriath-jearim, otherwise known as Baalah or Baale-judah, to bring the ark from Kiriath-jearim, out of the house of Abinadab in the hill (or, in Gibeah), and place it in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 13:1-14 ; 2 Sam 6). The new cart was driven by two descendants of Abinadab. There may or may not have been another Abinadab then living, the head of the house.
(2) The second of the eight sons of Jesse, one of the three who were in Saul's army when Goliath gave his challenge (1 Samuel 16:8 ; 1 Samuel 17:13 ; 1 Chronicles 2:13 ).
(3) One of the sons of King Saul (1 Chronicles 8:33 ; 1 Chronicles 9:39 ; 1 Chronicles 10:2 ; 1 Samuel 31:2 ). He died in the battle of Gilboa, along with his father and brothers.
(4) In 1 Kings 4:11 the King James Version has "the son of Abinadab," where the Revised Version (British and American) has BEN-ABINADAB .
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Abinadab'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. http://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/a/abinadab.html. 1915.