the present of my father

(father of a gift), The eldest of the three sons of Zeruiah, David’s sister, and brother to Joab and Asahel. (1 Chronicles 2:16) Like his two brothers he was the devoted follower of David. He was his companion in the desperate night expedition to the camp of Saul. (1 Samuel 26:6-9) (B.C. 1055.) On the […]

-Son of Zeruiah, David’s sister 1Ch 2:16 -One of David’s chief men 2Sa 23:18 -Seeks Saul’s life 1Sa 26:6-8 -Pursues and kills Abner 2Sa 2:24; 3:30 -Defeats the Edomites 1Ch 18:12 -Defeats the Ammonites 2Sa 10:10,14 -Seeks the life of Shimei 2Sa 16:9; 19:21 -Leads a division of David’s army against Absalom 2Sa 18:2,5 -Overthrows […]

Father of (i.e., “desirous of”) a gift, the eldest son of Zeruiah, David’s sister. He was the brother of Joab and Asahel (2 Sam. 2:18; 1 Chr. 2:16). Abishai was the only one who accompanied David when he went to the camp of Saul and took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul’s […]