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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

  • H26 Used 17 times


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Father (i.e., "leader") of the dance, or "of joy."

1. The sister of David, and wife of Jether an Ishmaelite (1 Chronicles 2:16, 17). She was the mother of Amasa (2 Samuel 17:25).

2. The wife of the churlish Nabal, who dwelt in the district of Carmel (1 Samuel 25:3). She showed great prudence and delicate management at a critical period of her husband's life. She was "a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance." After Nabal's death she became the wife of David (1 Samuel 25:14-42), and was his companion in all his future fortunes (1 Samuel 27:3; 30:5; 2 Samuel 2:2). By her David had a son called Chileab (2 Samuel 3:3), elsewhere called Daniel (1 Chronicles 3:1).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

the father's joy

Naves Topical Index

1. Nabal's wife

Her wisdom and tact, and marriage to David
1 Chronicles 9:25; 1 Samuel 27:3; 2 Samuel 2:2

Mother of Chileab by David
2 Samuel 3:3; 1 Chronicles 3:1

Taken captive and rescued by David
1 Samuel 30:1-18

2. Sister of David and mother of Amasa
2 Samuel 17:25; 1 Chronicles 2:16-17

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(father, i.e. source, of joy).

  1. The beautiful wife of Nabal, a wealthy owner of goats and sheep in Carmel. (B.C. 1060.) When David's messengers were slighted by Nabal, Abigail supplies David and his followers with provisions, and succeeded in appeasing his anger. The days after this Nabal died, and David sent for Abigail and made her his wife. (1 Samuel 25:14) etc. By her he had a son, called Chileab in (2 Samuel 3:3) but Daniel in (1 Chronicles 3:1)
  2. A sister of David, married to Jether the Ishm'lite , and mother, by him , of Amasa. (1 Chronicles 2:17) In (2 Samuel 17:25) for Isr'lite read Ishm'lite. (B.C. 1068.)