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(Abhishay, abhshay; Septuagint Abessa, Abisai).

Son of David's sister Sarvia, and brother of Joab, a most valiant warrior (2 Samuel 23:18-19; 1 Chronicles 11:20-21), and a faithful friend of David in his struggles against Saul (1 Samuel 26:26-9; 2 Samuel 2:24; 3:30), against the Ammonites, Syrians, and Edomites (2 Samuel 8:13; 10:9-14; 1 Chronicles 18:12; 19:11-15), against Absalom (2 Samuel 16:9-10; 19:21-22; 18:2), Seba (2 Samuel 20:6), and the Philistines (2 Samuel 21:15-17).


HAGEN, Lexicon Biblicum (Paris, 1905); PALIS in VIG., Dict. de la Bible (Paris, 1895); WHITE in HAST., Dict. of the Bible (New York, 1903).

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Obstat, Nihil. Lafort, Remy, Censor. Entry for 'Abisai'. The Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. New York. 1914.

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