Asahel



asahel

made by God, the youngest son of Zeruiah, David’s sister. He was celebrated for his swiftness of foot. When fighting against Ish-bosheth at Gibeon, in the army of his brother Joab, he was put to death by Abner, whom he pursued from the field of battle (2 Sam. 2:18, 19). He is mentioned among David’s thirty mighty men (2 Sam. 23:24; 1 Chr. 11:26). Others of the same name are mentioned (2 Chr. 17:8; 31:13; Ezra 10:15).

Historical Examples

His brethren also pursued them with great alacrity, especially the younger, asahel, who was the most eminent of them.
The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus

asahel Stearns, professor of law at Cambridge, died, aged 64.
The Every Day Book of History and Chronology Joel Munsell

We caused about two hundred copies to be printed by Mr. asahel Bush, the territorial printer, for that purpose.
The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, Vol. IV Various

Hard in pursuit of him, and of him only, hastened asahel, the brother of Joab.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Second Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie

asahel, the youngest, had been in the front rank of his Gibborim, and his foot was fleet as that of a gazelle upon the mountain.
The Expositor’s Bible: The First Book of Kings F. W. Farrar

In about an hour after this my brother asahel arrived on a visit.
Wilford Woodruff Matthias F. Cowley

asahel was a man of consequence, being brother of the commander of the army and nephew of the king.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Second Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie

Abner seems to have carried sword and spear; asahel had probably nothing heavier than a bow.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Second Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie

Unknown to David, he sent for him back again, and privately stabbed him, in revenge for the loss of his brother asahel.
The Life of David Anonymous

Perhaps, too, he thought that if asahel met his death at the hand of Abner, it was his own rashness that was to blame for it.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Second Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie

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