Abihail
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Abihail

the father of strength

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Abihail

(father of , i.e. possessing, strength).

  1. Father of Zuriel, chief of the Levitical father of Merari, a contemporary of Moses. (Numbers 3:35) (B.C. 1490.)
  2. Wife of Abishur. (1 Chronicles 2:29)
  3. Son of Huri, of the tribe of Gad. (1 Chronicles 5:14)
  4. Wife of Rehoboam. She is called the daughter, i.e. descendant, of Eliab, the elder brother of David. (2 Chronicles 11:18) (B.C. 972.)
  5. Father of Esther and uncle of Mordecai. (Esther 2:15; 9:29)
ATS Bible Dictionary
Abihail

The wife of Rehoboam, king of Judah, 2Ch 11...18; the "daughter" - that is here, the descendant-of Eliab, David's brother.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Father of might.

(1.) Numbers 3:35.

(2.) 1 Chronicles 2:29.

(3.) 1 Chronicles 5:14.

(4.) The second wife of King Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:18), a descendant of Eliab, David's eldest brother.

(5.) The father of Esther and uncle of Mordecai (Esther 2:15).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABIHAIL

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 (Numbers 3:35);

(2) The wife of Abishur, a man of the tribe of Judah, in the line of Hazron and Jerahmeel (1 Chronicles 2:29);

(3) One of the heads of the tribe of Gad, who dwelt in Gilead of Bashan (1 Chronicles 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 Chronicles 11:18); probably the latter view is correct, since there is no conjunction in the text, and since (2 Chronicles 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, (Esther 2:15; Esther 9:29). He was uncle of Mordecai.

Edward Mack

Strong's Hebrew
32. Abihayil -- "my father is might," an Israelite name
... "my father is might," an Israelite name. Transliteration: Abihayil or Abichayil
Phonetic Spelling: (ab-ee-hah'-yil) Short Definition: Abihail. ... Abihail. ...
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Thesaurus
Abihail (6 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ABIHAIL. ... He was uncle of Mordecai. Edward
Mack. Multi-Version Concordance Abihail (6 Occurrences). ...
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Ab'ihail (6 Occurrences)
Ab'ihail. Abihail, Ab'ihail. Abi-hebron . ... Numbers 3:35 The prince of the fathers'
house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. ...
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Abishur (2 Occurrences)
... Abishur was son of Shammai, and was the husband of Abihail, and the father of sons
(1 Chronicles 2:28, 29). Multi-Version Concordance Abishur (2 Occurrences). ...
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Eliab (20 Occurrences)
... the time when it was confronting the Philistines and Goliath, was inclined to lord
it over his brother David (1 Samuel 17:28 f). His daughter Abihail became a ...
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Mor'decai (51 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
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Mordecai (52 Occurrences)
... Esther 2:15 Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai,
who had taken her for his daughter, came to go in to the king, she ...
/m/mordecai.htm - 28k

Huri (1 Occurrence)
... HURI. hu'-ri (churi, "linen weaver"): One of the immediate descendants of Gad, and
father of Abihail, a chief man of his family (1 Chronicles 5:14). ...
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Zu'riel (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Zu'riel (1 Occurrence). Numbers 3:35 The prince of the
fathers' house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. ...
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Zuriel (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Zuriel (1 Occurrence). Numbers 3:35 The prince of the
fathers' house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. ...
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Northward (41 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
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Concordance
Abihail (6 Occurrences)

Numbers 3:35
The prince of the fathers' house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They shall encamp on the north side of the tabernacle.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 2:29
The name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail; and she bore him Ahban, and Molid.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 5:14
These were the sons 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;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 11:18
Rehoboam took him a wife, Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David, and of Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Esther 2:15
Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, came to go in to the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's eunuch, the keeper of the women, advised. Esther obtained favor in the sight of all those who looked at her.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Abihail

Abihail: Father of Esther

Abihail: Father of Zuriel

Abihail: The Second Wife of Rehoboam

Abihail: Wife of Abishur

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Abishur (2 Occurrences)

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Huri (1 Occurrence)

Zu'riel (1 Occurrence)

Zuriel (1 Occurrence)

Northward (41 Occurrences)

Uncle (14 Occurrences)

Jehishai (1 Occurrence)

Jesse's (4 Occurrences)

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Jaro'ah (1 Occurrence)

Won (24 Occurrences)

Encamped (115 Occurrences)

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Mahalath (6 Occurrences)

Molid (1 Occurrence)

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Buz (3 Occurrences)

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Advised (8 Occurrences)

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Abishur's (1 Occurrence)

Suggested (6 Occurrences)

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Encamp (108 Occurrences)

Rehobo'am (42 Occurrences)

Hegai (3 Occurrences)

Pitch (25 Occurrences)

North (164 Occurrences)

Leader (183 Occurrences)

Clans (120 Occurrences)

Confirm (39 Occurrences)

Purim (5 Occurrences)

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Esther (48 Occurrences)

Kindly (57 Occurrences)

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Eunuch (20 Occurrences)

Keeper (72 Occurrences)

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Drawing (60 Occurrences)

Receiving (72 Occurrences)

Required (72 Occurrences)

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Wrote (74 Occurrences)

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Favour (171 Occurrences)

Jesse (45 Occurrences)

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Establish (133 Occurrences)

Households (117 Occurrences)

Queen (59 Occurrences)

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