father of nobleness; i.e., “noble.” (1.) A Levite of Kirjath-jearim, in whose house the ark of the covenant was deposited after having been brought back from the land of the Philistines (1 Sam. 7:1). It remained there twenty years, till it was at length removed by David (1 Sam. 7:1,2; 1 Chr. 13:7). (2.) The second of the eight sons of Jesse (1 Sam. 16:8). He was with Saul in the campaign against the Philistines in which Goliath was slain (1 Sam. 17:13). (3.) One of Saul’s sons, who peristed with his father in the battle of Gilboa (1 Sam. 31:2; 1 Chr. 10:2). (4.) One of Solomon’s officers, who “provided victuals for the king and his household.” He presided, for this purpose, over the district of Dor (1 Kings 4:11).

Historical Examples

No; I suppose one abinadab Sleek does not like to hear another one of the same gang spoken ill of, eh?
Life in London Edwin Hodder

“Same as Abram,” growled abinadab—Binny we called him, for short.
Seven Frozen Sailors George Manville Fenn

The ark of the sanctuary was placed on a new carriage drawn by bullocks, which were led by two sons of abinadab.
History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

Then Jesse called abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel.
The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall

It was placed on a new wagon; abinadab’s sons, Ahio and Uzzah, led it forth.
The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) Max Duncker

Out of the house of abinadab; and Uzza and Ahir drave the cart.
Tessa Wadsworth’s Discipline Jennie M. Drinkwater

They placed the ark of God upon a new cart and brought it out of the house of abinadab on the hill.
The Children’s Bible Henry A. Sherman

Yet Captain abinadab Cope refused to give over his attempts to reach the wreck.
Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point Alice B. Emerson

And they carried the ark of God upon a new cart out of the house of abinadab.
The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various


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