Fausset Bible Dictionary: Abihail

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Fausset Bible Dictionary: Abihail

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("father of splendor".)

1. Wife of Rehoboam, king of Judah, daughter, i.e. descendant of Eliab, David's oldest brother. But Keil argues that -20 shows that in 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.)

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5. Father of Queen Esther, and uncle of Mordecai ().