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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Abin´adab (father of nobleness, or noble father). There are several persons of this name, all of whom are also called Aminadab—the letters b and m being very frequently interchanged in Hebrew.

Abinadab, 1

Abinadab, one of the eight sons of Jesse, and one of the three, who followed Saul to the war with the Philistines (1 Samuel 16:8).

Abinadab, 2

Abinadab, one of Saul's sons, who was slain at the battle of Gilboa (1 Samuel 31:2).

Abinadab, 3

Abinadab, the Levite of Kirjath-jearim, in whose house, which was on a hill, the Ark of the Covenant was deposited, after being brought back from the land of the Philistines. It was committed to the special charge of his son Eleazer; and remained there seventy years, until it was removed by David (1 Samuel 7:1-2; 1 Chronicles 13:7) [ARK].





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Abinadab'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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