Abigail: Father (i.e., "leader") of the dance, or "of joy."
1. The sister of David, and wife of Jether an Ishmaelite
(1 Chronicles 2:16,17) She was the mother of Amasa
(2 Samuel 17:25)
2. The wife of the churlish Nabal, who dwelt in the district of
(1 Samuel 25:3) She showed great prudence and delicate
management at a critical period of her husband's life. She was
"a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance."
After Nabal's death she became the wife of David
(1 Samuel 25:14-42)
and was his companion in all his future fortunes
(1 Samuel 27:3; 30:5)
(2 Samuel 2:2) By her David had a son called Chileab
(2 Samuel 3:3)
elsewhere called Daniel
(1 Chronicles 3:1)