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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Abigail,

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ABIGAIL , or ABIGAL . 1 . Wife of Nabal ( 1 Samuel 25:14 ). She dissuaded David from avenging himself on the surly farmer, and soon after the latter’s death married David ( 1 Samuel 25:39-42 ), and accompanied him to Gath and Ziklag ( 1Sa 27:3 ; 1 Samuel 30:5 ; 1 Samuel 30:18 ). At Hebron she bore him a son, whose name may have been Chileab ( 2 Samuel 3:3 ), or Daniel ( 1 Chronicles 3:1 ), or Dodiel (the LXX [Note: Septuagint.] at 2 Samuel 3:3 has Daluya). 2 . Step-sister of David, mother of Amasa ( 2 Samuel 17:25 , 1 Chronicles 2:16 f.).

J. Taylor.


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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Abigail,'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdb/a/abigail.html. 1909.

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the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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