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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #6 - Ἄβελ
Abel = "vanity (that is: transitory)"
- the second son of Adam, murdered by his brother Cain
Ἄβελ (WH Ἅβ. (see their Introductory § 408)), indeclinable proper name (in Josephus (e. g. Antiquities 1, 2, 1) Ἄβελος, ), חֶבֶל (breath, vanity), Abel, the second son born to Adam (Genesis 4:2ff), so called from his short life and sudden death (cf. B. D. American edition, p. 5), (Job 7:16; Psalm 39:6): Matthew 23:35; Luke 11:51; Hebrews 11:4; Hebrews 12:24.
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(WH, Ἄ -), ὁ , indecl.
Abel (Genesis 4:2-10): Hebrews 11:4 Hebrews 12:24; αἵμα Ἄ ., Matthew 23:35, Luke 11:51.†
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