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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:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Father of nobleness; i.e., "noble."

1. A Levite of Kirjath-jearim, in whose house the ark of the covenant was deposited after having been brought back from the land of the Philistines (1 Samuel 7:1). It remained there twenty years, till it was at length removed by David (1 Samuel 7:1, 2; 1 Chronicles 13:7).

2. The second of the eight sons of Jesse (1 Samuel 16:8). He was with Saul in the campaign against the Philistines in which Goliath was slain (1 Samuel 17:13).

3. One of Saul's sons, who peristed with his father in the battle of Gilboa (1 Samuel 31:2; 1 Chronicles 10:2).

4. One of Solomon's officers, who "provided victuals for the king and his household." He presided, for this purpose, over the district of Dor (1 Kings 4:11).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

father of a vow, or of willingness

Naves Topical Index

1. A Levite, in whose house the ark of God rested twenty years
1 Samuel 7:1-2; 2 Samuel 6:3-4; 1 Chronicles 13:7

2. Son of Jesse
1 Samuel 16:8; 1 Samuel 17:13

3. Called Ishui, son of Saul
1 Samuel 14:49; 1 Samuel 31:2

4. Father of one of Solomon's purveyors, called Ben-abinadab
1 Kings 4:11

Smith's Bible Dictionary

  1. A Levite, a native of Kirjath-jearim, in whose house the ark remained 20 years. (1 Samuel 7:1,2; 1 Chronicles 13:7) (B.C. 1124.)
  2. Second son of Jesse, who followed Saul to his war against the Philistines, (1 Samuel 16:8; 17:13) (B.C. 1063.)
  3. A son of Saul, who was slain with his brothers at the fatal battle on Mount Gilboa. (1 Samuel 31:2) (B.C. 1053.)
  4. Father of one of the twelve chief officers of Solomon. (1 Kings 4:11) (B.C. before 1014.)