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The Definition of the word Abigail


Father (i.e., leader") of the dance, or "of joy." (1.) The" "sister of David, and wife of Jether an Ishmaelite (1 Chr. 2:16," 17). She was the mother of Amasa (2 Sam. 17:25). "(2.) The wife of the churlish Nabal, who dwelt in the district of Carmel (1 Sam. 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 Sam. "25:14-42), and was his companion in all his future fortunes (1" Sam. 27:3; 30:5; 2 Sam. 2:2). By her David had a son called "Chileab (2 Sam. 3:3), elsewhere called Daniel (1 Chr. 3:1)."

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