Fausset Bible Dictionary: Abiel

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Fausset Bible Dictionary: Abiel


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("father of strength".)

1. Father of Kish and of Ner; grandfather of Saul and of Abner, according to ; . But Abiel seems to have had "Ner" as his second name (; ; , 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. ; named Abi-Albon (of the same meaning) .