25:3 The man’s name was Nabal, 1 and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was both wise 2 and beautiful, but the man was harsh and his deeds were evil. He was a Calebite.
1 Samuel 25:42Context
25:42 Then Abigail quickly went and mounted her donkey, with five of her female servants accompanying her. 3 She followed David’s messengers and became his wife.
1 sn The name נָבָל (Nabal) means “foolish” or “senseless” in Hebrew, and as an adjective the word is used especially of persons who have no perception of ethical or religious claims. It is an apt name for this character, who certainly typifies such behavior.
2 tn Heb “good of insight”; KJV “of good understanding”; NAB, NIV, TEV “intelligent”; NRSV “clever.”
3 tn Heb “going at her feet.”