Abinadab in Easton's Bible Dictionary
father of nobleness; i.e., "noble." (1.) A Levite of
Kirjath-jearim, in whose house the ark of the
deposited after having been brought back from the
land of the
Philistines (1 Sam. 7:1). It remained there twenty
it was at length removed by David (1 Sam. 7:1,2; 1
(2.) The second of the eight sons of Jesse (1 Sam.
was with Saul in the campaign against the
Philistines in which
Goliath was slain (1 Sam. 17:13).
(3.) One of Saul's sons, who peristed with his
father in the
battle of Gilboa (1 Sam. 31:2; 1 Chr. 10:2).
(4.) One of Solomon's officers, who "provided
victuals for the
king and his household." He presided, for this
purpose, over the
district of Dor (1 Kings 4:11).