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Nahash, father of Abigail

 

(serpent).

A person mentioned once only-- (2 Samuel 17:25)--in stating the parentage of Amasa, the commander-in-chief of Absalom's army. Amasa is there said to have been the son of a certain Ithra by Abigail, "daughter of Nahash and sister to Zeruiah." (B.C. before 1023.)

 

* See other occurrences of the same term: Nahash.

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