Abimael in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
a-bim'-a-el, ab-i-ma'-el ('abhima'el, "my father is God," or
"God is father"): The ninth of the thirteen sons of Joktan,
who was descendant of Shem, and son of Eber, and brother of
Peleg in whose days the earth was divided (Gen 10:25-29; 1 Ch
1:19-23). Like some of the other names in this list, the name
is linguistically south Arabian, and the tribes indicated are
south Arabians. On the Arabic elements in Hebrew proper names
see Halevy, Melanges d'epigraphie et d'archeologie semitiques;
ZDMG, especially early in 1883; D. H. Muller, Epigraphie
Denkmaler aus Arabien; Glaser, Skizze der Gesch. und Geog.
Arabiens; and by index Hommel, Ancient Hebrew Tradition; and
Gray, Hebrew Proper Names; and F. Giesebrecht, Die
alttestamentliche Schatzung des Gottesnamens.
Willis J. Beecher