Abigail (Ab´uh-gayl)

1 The wife of Nabal, a wealthy and churlish rancher in Carmel (1Sam 25:2-3). When Nabal refused to acknowledge David’s authority, she arranged a meeting with David and later, after her husband’s death, became his wife (1Sam 25:39-42). She and Ahinoam, another wife of David, were later captured by raiding Amalekites and rescued by David (1Sam 30). Later, in Hebron, Abigail bore David a son named Chileab (2Sam 3:3; 1Chr 3:1 records the son’s name as Daniel). 2 According to (2Sam 17:25), the mother of Amasa, whom Absalom appointed commander in place of Joab (2Sam 19:13), the wife of Ithra the Israelite (Jether the Ishmaelite according to 1Chr 2:17), the daughter of Nahash, and the sister of Joab’s mother, Zeruiah. According to (1Chr 2:16) Abigail and Zeruiah were the daughters of Jesse and the sisters of David.

1Sam 25:2-3

David and the Wife of Nabal
2There was a man in Maon, whose property was in Carmel. The man was very rich; he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. He ... View more

1Sam 25:39-42

39When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Blessed be the Lord who has judged the case of Nabal's insult to me, and has kept back his servant from evil; ... View more

1Sam 30

David Avenges the Destruction of Ziklag
1Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid on the Negeb and on Ziklag. ... View more

2Sam 3:3

3his second, Chileab, of Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel; the third, Absalom son of Maacah, daughter of King Talmai of Geshur;

1Chr 3:1

Descendants of David and Solomon
1These are the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelite; the second Daniel, ... View more

2Sam 17:25

25Now Absalom had set Amasa over the army in the place of Joab. Amasa was the son of a man named Ithra the Ishmaelite, who had married Abigal daughter of Nahash ... View more

2Sam 19:13

13And say to Amasa, ‘Are you not my bone and my flesh? So may God do to me, and more, if you are not the commander of my army from now on, in place of Joab.’ ”

1Chr 2:17

17Abigail bore Amasa, and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.

1Chr 2:16

16and their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. The sons of Zeruiah: Abishai, Joab, and Asahel, three.

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