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HEBREW: 49 gvyba 'Abiyshag
NAVE: Abishag
EBD: Abishag
SMITH: ABISHAG
ISBE: ABISHAG
PORTRAITS: Abishag
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Abishag

In Bible versions:

Abishag: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
a woman; the Shunammite nurse who attended King David

ignorance of the father
Arts:
Arts Topics: Abishag to Serve David

Hebrew

Strongs #049: gvyba 'Abiyshag

Abishag = "my father is a wanderer"

1) David's beautiful young nurse

49 'Abiyshag ab-ee-shag'

from 1 and 7686; father of error (i.e. blundering); Abishag,
a concubine of David:-Abishag.
see HEBREW for 01
see HEBREW for 07686

Abishag [EBD]

father of (i.e., "given to") error, a young woman of Shunem, distinguished for her beauty. She was chosen to minister to David in his old age. She became his wife (1 Kings 1:3,4,15). After David's death Adonijah persuaded Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, to entreat the king to permit him to marry Abishag. Solomon suspected in this request an aspiration to the throne, and therefore caused him to be put to death (1 Kings 2:17-25).

Abishag [NAVE]

ABISHAG, wife of David, 1 Kin. 1:1-4; 2:13-25.

ABISHAG [SMITH]

a beautiful Shunammite (from Shunem, in the tribe of Issachar), taken into David?s harem to comfort him in his extreme old age. (1 Kings 1:1-4)

ABISHAG [ISBE]

ABISHAG - ab'-i-shag, a-bi'-shag ('abhishagh, apparently, "father of wandering," that is, "cause of wandering," or "my father wanders"): The Shunammite woman who became nurse to King David (1 Ki 1-4,15; 2:17,21,22). She was chosen for the service with great care on account of her youth and beauty and physical vigor. She ministered to the king, that is, waited on him as personal attendant and nurse. She also "cherished" him in his feebleness--gave to him through physical contact the advantage of her superabundant vitality. This was a mode of medical treatment recommended by the servants of the king, and it appears to have been not wholly unsuccessful. She had an intimate knowledge of the condition of David, and was present at the interview of Bathsheba with David which resulted in the placing of Solomon on the throne. If that act had been questioned she would have been a most important witness. By reason of this and of her personal charms, she might become a strong helper to any rival of Solomon who should intrigue to supplant him. Adonijah sought Abishag in marriage. On the basis of this and of such other evidence as may supposably have been in his possession, Solomon put Adonijah to death as an intriguer.

Willis J. Beecher




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