the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #5037 - נָבָל
Nabhal or Nabal = “fool”
1) a man of Carmel who spurned David’s messengers, then died of shock when he realised it might cause his death; his case was pleaded by his wife Abigail who became David’s wife after his death
נָבָל fem. נְבָלָה adj.
(1) stupid, foolish, Proverbs 17:7, 21 Proverbs 17:21; Jeremiah 17:11. More often
(2) impious, abandoned, wicked (comp. אֱוִיל), 1 Samuel 25:25; 2 Samuel 3:33 specially impious, ungodly. Job 2:10; Psalms 14:1, 53:2, אָמַר נָבָל בְּלִבּוֹ אֵין אֱלֹהִים “the fool saith in his heart, there is no God.” The Arabs use with the same extent of signification the word كافر.
(3) [Nabal], pr.n. m. 1 Samuel 25:3, seq.
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org.
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