asahel Summary and Overview
asahel in Easton's Bible Dictionary
made by God, the youngest son of Zeruiah, David's sister. He was celebrated for his swiftness of foot. When fighting against Ish-bosheth at Gibeon, in the army of his brother Joab, he was put to death by Abner, whom he pursued from the field of battle (2 Sam. 2:18, 19). He is mentioned among David's thirty mighty men (2 Sam. 23:24; 1 Chr. 11:26). Others of the same name are mentioned (2 Chr. 17:8; 31:13; Ezra 10:15).
asahel in Smith's Bible Dictionary
(made by God). 1. Nephew of David, being the youngest son of his sister Zeruiah. He was celebrated for his swiftness of foot. When fighting under his brother Joab at Gibeon, he pursued Abner, who was obliged to kill him in self-defence. #2Sa 2:18| ff. [ABNER] (B.C. 1050.) 2. One of the Levites in the reign of Jehoshaphat, who went throughout the cities of Judah to instruct the people in the knowledge of the law. #2Ch 17:8| (B.C. 910.) 3. A Levite in the reign of Hezekiah, who had charge of the tithes and dedicated things in the temple. #2Ch 31:13| (B.C. 927.) 4. A priest, father of Jonathan, in the time of Ezra. #Ezr 10:15| He is called AZAEL in 1Esd 9:14. (B.C. before 459.)
asahel in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
AS'AHEL (whom God made). 1.David's nephew, Joab's brother, noted for swiftness of foot; one of David's thirty heroes; killed by Abner at the battle of Gideon. 2 Sam 2:18ff.; 1 Chr 11:26; 1 Chr 27:7. 1. A Levite. 2 Chr 17:8. 2. Another Levite. 2 Chr 31:13. 3. The father of one in Ezra's employ. Ezr 10:15.
asahel in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("made by God".) 1. David's nephew, youngest son of Zeruiah, David's sister; brother of Joab and Abishai. Swift on foot, he pursued Abner after Ishbosheth's army was defeated at Gibeon, in spite of Abner's warning, and was pierced with the hinder end of his spear (2 Samuel 2). (See ABNER.) 2. Three others (2 Chronicles 17:8; 2 Chronicles 31:18; Ezra 10:15).