the father’s joy

(father, i.e. source, of joy). + The beautiful wife of Nabal, a wealthy owner of goats and sheep in Carmel. (B.C. 1060.) When David’s messengers were slighted by Nabal, Abigail supplies David and his followers with provisions, and succeeded in appeasing his anger. The days after this Nabal died, and David sent for Abigail and […]

-1. Nabal’s wife .Her wisdom and tact, and marriage to David 1Sa 25; 27:3; 2Sa 2:2 .Mother of Chileab by David 2Sa 3:3; 1Ch 3:1 .Taken captive and rescued by David 1Sa 30:1-18 -2. Sister of David, and mother of Amasa 2Sa 17:25; 1Ch 2:16,17

Father (i.e., “leader”) of the dance, or “of joy.” (1.) The sister of David, and wife of Jether an Ishmaelite (1 Chr. 2:16, 17). She was the mother of Amasa (2 Sam. 17:25). (2.) The wife of the churlish Nabal, who dwelt in the district of Carmel (1 Sam. 25:3). She showed great prudence and […]