Abigail


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Abigail

(ăb`əgāl), in the Bible. 1 The wife of Nabal. She persuaded David not to take vengeance on her husband. When Nabal died, she married David. 2 David's stepsister, mother of Amasa.

Abigail

enters nunnery as convert to retrieve money. [Br. Lit.: The Jew of Malta]

Abigail

prostrates herself before David and vows devotion. [O.T.: I Samuel 25:40–41]

Abigail

undoes husband’s unneighborliness with fare for David’s troops. [O.T.: I Samuel 25:23–27]

Abigail

helpmeet of King David; traditional name for hand-maiden. [O.T.: I Samuel 25]
See: Servant

Abigail

Old Testament the woman who brought provisions to David and his followers and subsequently became his wife (I Samuel 25:1--42)
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