(father of strength, i.e. strong).
Father of Kish, and consequently grandfather of Saul, (1 Samuel 9:1) as well as of Abner, Saul's commander-in-chief. (1 Samuel 14:51) (B.C. 1093-1055.)
* See other occurrences of the same term: Abiel | Abiel.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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