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Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Abigail

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A memorable name in Scripture, whom the Lord, in his providence made instrumental to save David from blood-shedding. (See the history, 1 Samuel 25:2-35.) Her name is as remarkable, for the event the Lord enabled her to accomplish; for it means, the joy of the Father; from Gul, to rejoice, and Ab, father. I have often admired the sweet and gracious conclusion, which David made, on occasion of the sin-preventing providence, the Lord accomplished on the patriarch's mind, through the instrumentality of this woman. He saw the hand of the Lord in the appointment; and, first, he blessed God; and next, he blessed her advice; and next, he blessed her: for all come in for a blessing, since the Lord had wrought deliverance by such means from sin. "Blessed (said he) be the Lord; and blessed be thy advice; and blessed be thou that hast kept me this day from shedding blood." (1 Samuel 15:32-33.)

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Abigail'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/pmd/a/abigail.html. London. 1828.

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