Abigail (Hebrew: אביגיל, ʼAḇīġāyil; "Name means::source of joy") (b. ca. Born::2903 AM) was a daughter of Jesse, sister of David, and mother of an officer in the United Kingdom of Israel who participated in rebellion and died for it.
Date of birth
Abigail is listed after Zeruiah in birth order (1_Chronicles 2:16 ), so she was probably born a year later, in 2903 AM.
Abigail married a man named Jether, who is variously described as an Israelite (2_Samuel 17:25 ) and an Ishmaelite (1_Chronicles 2:17 ). Her son Amasa took the side of Absalom in his rebellion against King David. (2_Samuel 17:25 ) After Absalom was killed, David pardoned Amasa (2_Samuel 19:13 ), but Joel later murdered him. (2_Samuel 20:8-12 )
- ↑ Kent CF and Ginzberg L, "Abigail," The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906. Accessed January 28, 2009.