Bible Names A-G: Abihail
Abihail in Easton's Bible Dictionary
father of might. (1.) Num. 3:35. (2.) 1 Chr. 2:29. (3.) 1 Chr.
(4.) The second wife of King Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:18),
descendant of Eliab, David's eldest brother.
(5.) The father of Esther and uncle of Mordecai
Abihail in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
(("father of splendor".)
1. Wife of Rehoboam, king of Judah, daughter, i.e.
descendant of Eliab, David's oldest brother. But Keil argues
that 2 Chronicles 11:19-20 shows that in 2 Chronicles 11:18
only one wife is named; therefore the sense is "Mahalath the
daughter of Jerimoth son of David and of Abihail" (the
daughter of Eliab, etc.)
2. Numbers 3:35.
3. 1 Chronicles 2:23.
4. 1 Chronicles 5:14.
5. Father of Queen Esther, and uncle of Mordecai
Abihail in Hitchcock's Bible Names
the father of strength
Abihail in Naves Topical Bible
1. Father of Esther
-2. The second wife of Rehoboam
-3. Father of Zuriel
-4. Wife of Abishur
Abihail in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(father of, i.e. possessing, strength).
1. Father of Zuriel, chief of the Levitical father of
Merari, a contemporary of Moses. Nu 3:35 (B.C. 1490.)
2. Wife of Abishur. 1Ch 2:29
3. Son of Huri, of the tribe of Gad. 1Ch 5:14
4. Wife of Rehoboam. She is called the daughter, i.e.
descendant, of Eliab, the elder brother of David. 2Ch 11:18
5. Father of Esther and uncle of Mordecai. Es 2:15;
Abihail in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ab'-i-hal ('abhichayil; in some manuscripts 'abhihayil, when
feminine, but best reading is the former: "father, or cause,
of strength"): Five persons in the Old Testament are called
by this name: (1) A Levite and the father of Zuriel, who in
the Wilderness was head of the house of Merari, Levi's
youngest son (Nu 3:35); (2) The wife of Abishur, a man of
the tribe of Judah, in the line of Hazron and Jerahmeel (1
Ch 2:29); (3) One of the heads of the tribe of Gad, who
dwelt in Gilead of Bashan (1 Ch 5:14); (4) Either a wife of
Rehoboam, king of Judah, or mother of his wife Mahalath,
according to the interpretation of the text (2 Ch 11:18);
probably the latter view is correct, since there is no
conjunction in the text, and since (2 Ch 11:19) contemplates
only one wife as already mentioned. This being true, she was
the wife of Jerimath, a son of David, and daughter of Eliab,
David's eldest brother. It is interesting to note this
frequent intermarriage in the Davidic house; (5) Father of
Queen Esther, who became wife of Xerxes (Biblical Ahasuerus)
king of Persia, after the removal of the former queen,
Vashti, (Est 2:15; 9:29). He was uncle of Mordecai.
Abihail in Wikipedia
may refer to one of five different people mentioned in the
Abihail the Levite lived during the time of the wandering of
the Israelites in the wilderness. He was the head of the house
of Merari and Levi's youngest son. (Numbers 3:35)
Abihail was the wife of Abishur of the tribe of Judah. (I
Abihail, from Gilead of Bashan, was head of the tribe of Gad.
(I Chronicles 5:14)
Abihail was the daughter of David's brother Eliab. She was
married to David's son Jerimoth and became mother of
Rehoboam's wife Mahalath. (II Chronicles 11:18)
Abihail was the father of Queen Esther and uncle of Mordecai.
(Esther 2:15; Esther 9:29)
Abihail Scripture - 1 Chronicles 5:14
These [are] the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son
of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of
Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;
Abihail Scripture - 2 Chronicles 11:18
And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the
son of David to wife, [and] Abihail the daughter of Eliab the
son of Jesse;
Abihail Scripture - Esther 2:15
Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle
of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to
go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the
king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And
Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked
Abihail Scripture - Esther 9:29
Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai
the Jew, wrote with all authority, to confirm this second
letter of Purim.
Abihail Scripture - Numbers 3:35
And the chief of the house of the father of the families of
Merari [was] Zuriel the son of Abihail: [these] shall pitch on
the side of the tabernacle northward.
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