Meaning: father of nobleness; i.e., “noble.”
This is the name of 4 different men in the Old Testament.
Abinadab, a Levite of Kirjath-jearim, in whose house the ark of the covenant was deposited after having been brought back from the land of the Philistines (1 Samuel 7:1)
It remained there 20 years, till it was removed by David (1 Samuel 7:1-2; 1 Chronicles 13:7).
Abinadab, the second of the 8 sons of Jesse (1 Samuel 16:8). He was with Saul in the campaign against the Philistines in which Goliath was slain (1 Samuel 17:13)
Prince Abinadab, one of King Saul’s sons, who persisted with his father in the battle of Gilboa (1 Samuel 31:2; 1 Chronicles 10:2)
Abinadab, one of King 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).
Article Version: March 13, 2019