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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(Heb. Abiel', אֲבַיאֵל lit. father [i.e. possessor] of God, i.e. pious, or perhaps father of strength, i.e. strong; Sept. ‘Αβιήλ ), the name of two men.
1. The son of Zeror, a Benjamite (1 Samuel 9:1), and father of Ner (1 Samuel 14:51), which last was the grandfather of Saul, the first king of Israel (1 Chronicles 8:33; 1 Chronicles 9:39). B.C. 1093. In 1 Samuel 9:1 he is called the "father" (q.v.) of Kish, meaning grandfather. (See NER).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Abiel'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​a/abiel.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.