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1. The Carmelitess who became the wife of David after the death of her churlish husband Nabal. This gracious woman humbled herself, confessed the 'iniquity' of her husband, and appeased David. She showed wonderful faith in recognising the counsels of God as resting upon David, and called him 'lord' whilst in rejection and being hunted by Saul. 1 Samuel 25:14-42 . By Abigail David had a son named Chileab 2 Samuel 3:3 ; but called Daniel in 1 Chronicles 3:1 .

2. A sister or half sister of David: she was the mother of Amasa by a man named Ithra or Jether, described both as an Israelite and an Ishmeelite. 2 Samuel 17:25 ; 1 Chronicles 2:16,17 . See JETHER

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Abigail'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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