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Meaning: father of might / Hebrew: “Abiyhayil” ('Abiychayil).

This was the name of three biblical men and two women:

  1. Father of Zuriel (Num. 3:35).

  2. Wife of Abishur and mother of Ahban, and Molid (1 Chr. 2:29).

  3. The son of Huri (1 Chr. 5:14).

  4. The second wife of King Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:18), a descendant of Eliab, David’s oldest brother.

  5. The father of Esther and uncle of Mordecai (Esther 2:15).

Author: Matthew G. Easton and Paul S. Taylor.