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  2. Abigail - Wikipedia

    Abigail is described as intelligent and beautiful. The Talmud amplifies this idea, mentioning her as being one of the "four women of surpassing beauty in the world" (the other three being Rahab, Sarah, and Esther ). Being married to the wealthy Nabal, she is also a woman of high socioeconomic status.

  3. Abigail: Name Meaning, Origin, Popularity - Verywell Family

    In the Bible, Abigail is described as a beautiful and intelligent woman. When her foolish husband offended King David and was about to bring disaster on their household, Abigail took action to prevent bloodshed by approaching King David with sound judgment and diplomacy. She was praised for her intelligence and loyalty.

  4. The name Abigail is girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "my father is joyful". Abigail comes from the Hebrew name Avigail and is derived from the Hebrew elements ab, meaning "father," and g-y-l, meaning "to rejoice." In the Old Testament, Abigail was the wife of David, said to be beautiful, wise, and prophetic.

  5. Who Was Abigail in the Bible? Lessons from Her Story

    Abigail stands out for a number of reasons. As a woman of beauty and brains, she counsels David, prophesies his kingship, and becomes one of his wives who is actually named. Her character shows us that women of God can be humble, wise, and diplomatic. Hope Bolinger Author. 2020 12 Oct.

  6. Abigail | biblical figure | Britannica

    Abigail, in the Old Testament, the wife of Nabal of southern Judah, on whose death she became one of the first wives of David (1 Samuel 25) and the mother of his son Chileab. The name Abigail was also borne by David’s sister (1 Chronicles 2:16), who was the mother of Amasa, commander of the army of Absalom.

  7. Abigail: Bible | Jewish Women's Archive

    Abigail, the wife of Nabal of Carmel, is the only woman in the Hebrew Bible who is described as both intelligent and beautiful. After enumerating Nabal’s enormous wealth in flocks (1 Sam 25:2), the narrative introduces her in contrast to him. She is “of good sense and beautiful in looks,” while he is “hard and evil in his deeds” (v. 3). As Abigail later asserts (v. 25), his character befits his name, Nabal, meaning “fool” or “boor” (see Prov 17:7, 21, and Isa 32:6).

  8. Abigail Girl's name meaning, origin, and popularity - BabyCenter

    In the Bible, Abigail is King David's intelligent and beautiful third wife. Because the biblical Abigail describes herself as King David's handmaid, it's a name often given to ladies' maids in literature. Origin Hebrew Theme Baby names inspired by faith and spirituality Baby names inspired by the Fourth of July

  9. Abigail Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

    ab· i· gail ˈa-bə-ˌgāl Synonyms of abigail : a lady's personal maid Word History Etymology Abigail, servant in The Scornful Lady, a play by Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher First Known Use 1616, in the meaning defined above Time Traveler The first known use of abigail was in 1616 See more words from the same year Dictionary Entries Near abigail

  10. Abigail (2019) - IMDb

    Abigail: Directed by Aleksandr Boguslavskiy. With Tinatin Dalakishvili, Eddie Marsan, Rinal Mukhametov, Ravshana Kurkova. Abigail lives in a city whose borders were closed because of an epidemic and Abby's father was one of the sick. Going against the authorities to find her father, Abby learns that her city is actually full of magic.

  11. Abigail (2019 Russian film) - Wikipedia

    Abigail (Russian: Эбигейл) is a 2019 Russian steampunk fantasy adventure film directed by Aleksandr Boguslavsky, and co-produced by Viktor Denisyuk and Yevgeny Melentyev, the company KinoDanz. The film stars Tinatin Dalakishvili as Abigail Foster, with Gleb Bochkov, Rinal Mukhametov, Artyom Tkachenko, and Ravshana Kurkova. [1] [2] [3]