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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A son of Zeruiah, David's sister, brother of Joab and Asahel, one of the bravest of David's mighty men, 1 Chronicles 2:16 , and always faithful to his royal uncle. He went with him alone to the tent of Saul, 1 Samuel 26:7-11; and was a leader in the war with Ish-bosheth, 2 Samuel 2.18,24 , in the war with the Edomites, 1 Chronicles 18:12,13 , and with the Syrians and Ammonites, 2 Samuel 10:10 . In a battle with the Philistines, he rescued David, and slew Ishbi-benob the giant, 2 Samuel 21:16,17 . He lifted up his spear against three hundred, and slew them, 2 Samuel 23:18; and was with David in the affairs of Shimei, Absalom, and Sheb, 2 Samuel 16:9 18:2 20:6,7 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Abishai'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/a/abishai.html. 1859.