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Meaning: father (possessor) of God = “pious” / Hebrew: Abiy'el.

This was the name of two biblical men:

  1. the son of Zeror and father of Ner, who was the grandfather of Saul (1 Sam. 14:51; 1 Chr. 8:33; 9:39)

    In 1 Sam. 9:1, he is called the “father,” probably meaning the grandfather, of Kish.

  2. an Arbathite, one of David’s warriors (1 Chr. 11:32); called also Abi-albon (2 Sam. 23:31)