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Abinadab

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(uh bihn' uh dab) Personal name meaning, “my father is generous.” 1. Resident of Kirjath-jearim whose house was resting place of ark of the covenant for 20 years after the Philistines returned it. His son Eleazar served as priest (1 Samuel 7:1-2; 2 Samuel 6:3-4 ). 2 . Son of Jesse passed over when David was selected as king (1 Samuel 16:8; 1 Samuel 17:13 ). 3 . Son of King Saul killed by Philistines in battle of Mount Gilboa (1 Samuel 31:2 ). 4 . Solomon's official and son-in-law over Dor, the Mediterranean seaport below Mount Carmel, was the Son of Abinadab or Ben-abinadab (1 Kings 4:11 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Abinadab'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/a/abinadab.html. 1991.

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