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Origin of the name ABHIGHAIL.
Etymology of the name ABHIGHAIL.
Meaning of the baby name ABHIGHAIL.


ABHIGHAIL (אֲבִיגָיִל).  Original Hebrew form of biblical Abigail (q.v.), meaning "father of joy."

        (1) The wife of Nabal.  She was "a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance," and on the death of her first husband became one of David's wives (1 Sam. xxv. 3, 14-44; xxvii. 3; 2 Sam. ii. 2).  When the Amalekites captures Ziklag they took her captive, but she was rescued by her husband after he had defeated the enemy (xxx. 5, 18.  She bore to him a son called Chileab (2 Sam. iii. 3).
        (2) David's second sister.  She married Ithra or Jether, an Israelite or Ishmaelite, and had a son Amas (2 Sam. xvii. 25; 1 Chron. ii. 16, 17). (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)


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