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Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. Father of Kish and of Ner and grandfather of Saul and of Abner. That this is the most probable genealogy is confirmed by Ner being said to be Saul's uncle, 1 Samuel 9:1; 1 Samuel 14:50,51; though in 1 Chronicles 8:33; 1 Chronicles 9:39 , Saul is said to be the son of Kish, the son of Ner. This Ner may have been an earlier ancestor; and here Abiel is not named at all. It was not unusual to leave out many names in the genealogies.
2. One of David's mighty men, 1 Chronicles 11:32; he is called Abi-Albon in 2 Samuel 23:31 .
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Abiel'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​mbd/​a/abiel.html. 1897.