Abishag
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Abishag

ignorance of the father

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Abishag

a beautiful Shunammite (from Shunem, in the tribe of Issachar), taken into David's harem to comfort him in his extreme old age. (1 Kings 1:1-4)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Abishag

A beautiful virgin of Shunem, in Issachar, chosen to marry David in his old age and cherish him. After his death, Adonijah sought her hand to promote his treasonable aspirations, and was punished by death, 1 Kings 1:1-2:46.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Father of (i.e., "given to") error, a young woman of Shunem, distinguished for her beauty. She was chosen to minister to David in his old age. She became his wife (1 Kings 1:3, 4, 15). After David's death Adonijah persuaded Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, to entreat the king to permit him to marry Abishag. Solomon suspected in this request an aspiration to the throne, and therefore caused him to be put to death (1 Kings 2:17-25).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABISHAG

ab'-i-shag, a-bi'-shag ('abhishagh, apparently, "father of wandering," that is, "cause of wandering," or "my father wanders"): The Shunammite woman who became nurse to King David (1 Kings 1-4, 15; 1 Kings 2:17, 21, 22). She was chosen for the service with great care on account of her youth and beauty and physical vigor. She ministered to the king, that is, waited on him as personal attendant and nurse. She also "cherished" him in his feebleness-gave to him through physical contact the advantage of her superabundant vitality. This was a mode of medical treatment recommended by the servants of the king, and it appears to have been not wholly unsuccessful. She had an intimate knowledge of the condition of David, and was present at the interview of Bathsheba with David which resulted in the placing of Solomon on the throne. If that act had been questioned she would have been a most important witness. By reason of this and of her personal charms, she might become a strong helper to any rival of Solomon who should intrigue to supplant him. Adonijah sought Abishag in marriage. On the basis of this and of such other evidence as may supposably have been in his possession, Solomon put Adonijah to death as an intriguer.

Willis J. Beecher

Strong's Hebrew
49. Abishag -- "my father is a wanderer," an Israelite woman
... 48, 49. Abishag. 50 . "my father is a wanderer," an Israelite woman.
Transliteration: Abishag Phonetic Spelling: (ab-ee-shag') Short Definition: Abishag. ...
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How Solomon, when He had Received the Kingdom Took Off His
... settlement; but he desired her to be a means of obtaining a favor from his brother
to him, and to persuade him to bestow on him in marriage Abishag, who had ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 how solomon when.htm

Letter Lii. To Nepotian.
... A girl is accordingly sought from the coasts of Israel"Abishag the
Shunamite"to sleep with the king and warm his aged frame. ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter lii to nepotian.htm

How Solomon Became the Ruler of Israel
... repeat your words.". So Bathsheba went into David's room; he was very old,
and Abishag the Shunamite was caring for him. When David ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/how solomon became the ruler.htm

That David Made Great Preparations for the House of God; and That ...
... Now there was found in the city one woman, of a superior beauty to all other women,
[her name was Abishag,] who, sleeping with the king, did no more than ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 14 that david made.htm

Some General Matters and Some Biblical Characters. The Bible Book ...
... (18) Hannah, 1 Sam. s.1-2. (19) Bathshebah, 2:Sam.11:3. (20) Abishag, 1:K.1:3.
(21) Jezebel, 1:K.21:5. (22) Vashti, Esth.1:19. (23) Esther, Esth.2:7. ...
/.../chapter viii some general matters.htm

Song of Songs
... His bride, perhaps a plain country girl, counts for the week as the maid of Shulem,
vi.13, ie Abishag, once the fairest maid in Israel (vi.1, I Kings i.3). So ...
/.../mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/song of songs.htm

Bunsen's Biblical Researches.
... of Assyria signified King Herod (!); [10] or when Jerome could say, No one doubts
that by Chaldeans are meant Demons,' [11] and the Shunammite Abishag could be ...
/.../essays and reviews the education of the world/bunsens biblical researches.htm

On the Words Incarnate, and Made Man.
... But that you may learn more plainly that even a virgin is called in Holy Scripture
a "damsel," hear the Book of the Kings, speaking of Abishag the Shunamite ...
/.../cyril/lectures of s cyril of jerusalem/lecture xii on the words.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 6. <. ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

The Work of Jesus Christ as an Advocate,
The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3. <. ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/the work of jesus christ.htm

Thesaurus
Abishag (5 Occurrences)
... After David's death Adonijah persuaded Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, to entreat the
king to permit him to marry Abishag. ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ABISHAG. ...
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Ab'ishag (5 Occurrences)
Ab'ishag. Abishag, Ab'ishag. Abishai . Multi-Version Concordance ... The king was
very old; and Abishag the Shunammite was ministering to the king. (See RSV). ...
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Shunammite (8 Occurrences)
... (1) Abishag, who was brought to minister to the aged king David, love for whom
led Adonijah to his doom (1 Kings 1:3, 15; 1 Kings 2:17, etc.). ...
/s/shunammite.htm - 10k

Shunamite (8 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 1:3 So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the borders of Israel,
and found Abishag a Shunamite, and brought her to the king. (WBS). ...
/s/shunamite.htm - 8k

Shu'nammite (8 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 1:3 So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the borders of Israel,
and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king. (See RSV). ...
/s/shu'nammite.htm - 8k

Adonijah (28 Occurrences)
...Abishag was brought in, not to "attend upon David during has declining years,"
but to put her vitality at has disposal during a few weeks. ...
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Adoni'jah (26 Occurrences)
... hand. (See RSV). 1 Kings 2:21 And she said: 'Let Abishag the Shunammite be
given to Adonijah thy brother to wife.' (See RSV). 1 Kings ...
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You'no (1 Occurrence)
... 1 Kings 2:17 He said, "Please speak to Solomon the king (for he will not tell
you'no'), that he give me Abishag the Shunammite as wife." (WEB). ...
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Zeru'iah (24 Occurrences)
... (See RSV). 1 Kings 2:22 And king Solomon answered and said unto his mother:
'And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? ...
/z/zeru'iah.htm - 13k

Bathshe'ba (10 Occurrences)
... king into the chamber. --Now the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite
ministered unto the king.-- (See RSV). 1 Kings 1:16 ...
/b/bathshe'ba.htm - 9k

Concordance
Abishag (5 Occurrences)

1 Kings 1:3
So they sought for a beautiful young lady throughout all the borders of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 1:15
Bathsheba went in to the king into the chamber. The king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite was ministering to the king.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 2:17
He said, "Please speak to Solomon the king (for he will not tell you'no'), that he give me Abishag the Shunammite as wife."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 2:21
She said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as wife."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 2:22
King Solomon answered his mother, "Why do you ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask for him the kingdom also; for he is my elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Abishag

Abishag: Wife of David

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Ab'ishag (5 Occurrences)

Shunammite (8 Occurrences)

Shunamite (8 Occurrences)

Shu'nammite (8 Occurrences)

Adonijah (28 Occurrences)

Adoni'jah (26 Occurrences)

You'no (1 Occurrence)

Zeru'iah (24 Occurrences)

Bathshe'ba (10 Occurrences)

Bath-sheba (12 Occurrences)

Bathsheba (14 Occurrences)

Bedroom (8 Occurrences)

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Attending (14 Occurrences)

Shebna (9 Occurrences)

Requesting (49 Occurrences)

Zeruiah (25 Occurrences)

Searched (71 Occurrences)

Older (43 Occurrences)

Aged (63 Occurrences)

Ministered (53 Occurrences)

Maiden (40 Occurrences)

Ministering (63 Occurrences)

Coasts (58 Occurrences)

Damsel (43 Occurrences)

Lady (37 Occurrences)

Chamber (73 Occurrences)

Inner (141 Occurrences)

Searching (111 Occurrences)

Beautiful (152 Occurrences)

Serving (85 Occurrences)

Refuse (103 Occurrences)

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Girl (71 Occurrences)

Elder (34 Occurrences)

Answereth (144 Occurrences)

Fair (147 Occurrences)

Addition (112 Occurrences)

Nay (92 Occurrences)

Borders (104 Occurrences)

Abiathar (29 Occurrences)

Room (174 Occurrences)

Sought (199 Occurrences)

Asking (111 Occurrences)

Jo'ab (120 Occurrences)

King's (375 Occurrences)

Solomon (277 Occurrences)

Joab (128 Occurrences)

Territory (140 Occurrences)

Marriage (74 Occurrences)

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