Character Study on Abiel

Character Study on Abiel

1 Samuel 9: Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.
1 Samuel 14: And Kish was the father of Saul; and Ner the father of Abner was the son of Abiel.
1 Chronicles 11: Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abiel
ABIEL . 1 . Father of Kish and Ner, and grandfather of Saul ( 1 Samuel 9:1 ; 1 Samuel 14:51 ). The latter passage should run, ‘Kish, the father of Saul, and Ner the father of Abner, were sons of Abiel.’ 2 . One of David’s heroes ( 1 Chronicles 11:32 ), from Beth-arabah in the wilderness of Judah ( Joshua 15:6 ; Joshua 15:61 ; Joshua 18:22 ). Abi-albon ( 2 Samuel 23:31 ) is a transcriber’s error, the eye having fallen on albon below: some codices of the LXX [Note: Septuagint.] have Abiel : possibly the original was Abibaal .

J. Taylor.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Abiel
("father of strength".)

1. Father of Kish and of Ner; grandfather of Saul and of Abner, according to 1 Samuel 9:1; 1 Samuel 14:51. But Abiel seems to have had "Ner" as his second name (1 Chronicles 8:33; 1 Chronicles 9:35; 1 Chronicles 9:39, where Abiel is also called Jehiel and Saul is represented as his great grandson). Probably in 1 Samuel a link in the genealogy is omitted, as often elsewhere.

2. 1 Chronicles 11:32; named Abi-Albon (of the same meaning) 2 Samuel 23:31.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Abiel
(uh bi' ehl) Personal name meaning, “my Father is God.” See 1 Samuel 9:1 ) or at least closely related to him (1Chronicles 9:36,1 Chronicles 9:39 ; 1 Samuel 14:50-51 ), the meaning of the texts not being absolutely clear. See Jehiel .



Hitchcock's Bible Names - Abiel
God my father
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Abiel
Father (i.e., "possessor") of God = "pious."
The son of Zeror and father of Ner, who was the grandfather of Saul (1 Samuel 14:51 ; 1 Chronicles 8:33 ; 9:39 ). In 1 Samuel 9:1 , he is called the "father," probably meaning the grandfather, of Kish.

An Arbathite, one of David's warriors (1 Chronicles 11:32 ); called also Abi-albon (2 Samuel 23:31 ).


Morrish Bible Dictionary - Abiel
1. Father of Kish and of Ner and grandfather of Saul and of Abner. That this is the most probable genealogy is confirmed by Ner being said to be Saul's uncle, 1 Samuel 9:1 ; 1 Samuel 14:50,51 ; though in 1 Chronicles 8:33 ; 1 Chronicles 9:39 , Saul is said to be the son of Kish, the son of Ner. This Ner may have been an earlier ancestor; and here Abiel is not named at all. It was not unusual to leave out many names in the genealogies.

2. One of David's mighty men, 1 Chronicles 11:32 ; he is called Abi-Albon in 2 Samuel 23:31 .

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Ner - Son of Abiel, father of Abner, and Saul's uncle. The genealogy here falls thus:... Abiel. The rabbis say that this Ner is the same person as Abiel; but others suppose him to be some earlier ancestor not elsewhere mentioned
Abi-Albon - See Abiel
a'bi-ai'Bon - See Abiel
Abi-Albon - Called Abiel in 1 Chronicles 11:32 . See Abiel
Abiel - Abiel . The latter passage should run, ‘Kish, the father of Saul, and Ner the father of Abner, were sons of Abiel. ] have Abiel : possibly the original was Abibaal
Abi-Albon - , "valiant", one of David's body-guard of thirty mighty men (2 Samuel 23:31 ); called also Abiel (1 Chronicles 11:32 )
Abiel - But Abiel seems to have had "Ner" as his second name (1 Chronicles 8:33; 1 Chronicles 9:35; 1 Chronicles 9:39, where Abiel is also called Jehiel and Saul is represented as his great grandson)
Uel - (yoo ehl) Personal name meaning, “will of God,” or a contraction of Abiel, meaning, “God is father
Kish - He is said to have been the son of Abiel (1 Samuel 9:1 ) and the son of Ner (1 Chronicles 8:33 ). Some think he was the grandson of Abiel and son of Ner
Kish - ... ... A Benjamite, the son of Abiel, and father of king Saul (1 Samuel 9:1,3 ; 10:11,21 ; 14:51 ; 2 Samuel 21:14 )
Kish - Son of Abiel a Benjamite and father of Saul, king of Israel
Abiel - This Ner may have been an earlier ancestor; and here Abiel is not named at all
Kish - Saul's father, son of Abiel, of Benjamin, brother of Abner (1 Samuel 9:1-21; 1 Samuel 14:51)
Becher - From him descended Bechorath, then Zeror, Abiel (Jehiel, 1 Chronicles 9:35), Ner, Kish, Saul. Abiel settled in Gibeon or Gibeah, afterward described as "of Saul" (1 Samuel 11:4; Isaiah 10:29)
Saul - Saul was son of Kish, son of Ner, son of Abiel or Jehiel. 1 Samuel 9:1 omits Ner, the intermediate link, and makes Kish son of Abiel; 1 Chronicles 8:33 supplies the link, or Ner in 1 Chronicles is not father but ancestor of Kish (1 Chronicles 9:36-39), and Ner son of Abi-Gibeon (father or founder of Gibeon, 1 Chronicles 8:29) is named only because he was progenitor of Saul's line, the intermediate names mentioned in 1 Samuel 9 being omitted