made by God, the youngest son of Zeruiah, David's sister. He was celebrated for his swiftness of foot. When fighting against Ish-bosheth at Gibeon, in the army of his brother Joab, he was put to death by Abner, whom he pursued from the field of battle (2Sa 2:18-19). He is mentioned among David's thirty mighty men (2Sa 23:24; 1Ch 11:26). Others of the same name are mentioned (2Ch 17:8; 31:13; Ezr 10:15).
("made by God".)
1. David's nephew, youngest son of Zeruiah, David's sister; brother of Joab and Abishai. Swift on foot, he pursued Abner after Ishbosheth's army was defeated at Gibeon, in spite of Abner's warning, and was pierced with the hinder end of his spear (2 Samuel 2). (See ABNER.)
1. The youngest son of Zeruiah, David's sister, and the brother of Joab and Abishai. He was famous for his swiftness of foot, a much valued gift in ancient times. He was one of David's thirty heroes, probably the third of the second three (2Sa 23:24). He was also commander of a division in David's army (1Ch 27:7). He was slain by Ahner (2Sa 2:18-23). 2. A Levite, who taught the people in the reign of Jehoshaphat (2Ch 17:8). 3. A subordinate collector of offerings and tithes in the reign of Hezekiah (2Ch 31:18). 4. Father of Jonathan, who opposed Ezra's action in connexion with the divorce of foreign wives (Ezr 10:16).
2. Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to teach the law in the cities of Judah. 2Ch 17:8.
3. Levite in Hezekiah's time, an overseer of tithes, etc. 2Ch 31:13.
4. Father of Jonathan who returned from exile. Ezr 10:15.
(made by God).
1. Nephew of David, being the youngest son of his sister Zeruiah. He was celebrated for his swiftness of foot. When fighting under his brother Joab at Gibeon, he pursued Abner, who was obliged to kill him in self-defence.
ff. [ABNER] (B.C. 1050.)
2. One of the Levites in the reign of Jehoshaphat, who went throughout the cities of Judah to instruct the people in the knowledge of the law.
3. A Levite in the reign of Hezekiah, who had charge of the tithes and dedicated things in the temple.
4. A priest, father of Jonathan, in the time of Ezra.
He is called AZAEL in 1Esd 9:14. (B.C. before 459.)
ASAHEL, the son of Zeruiah, and brother of Joab. He was killed by Abner, in the battle of Gibeon, 2Sa 2:18-19, while he obstinately persisted in the pursuit of that general. To revenge his death, his brother Joab, some years after, treacherously killed Abner, who had come to wait on David at Hebron, in order to procure him to be acknowledged king by all Israel, 2Sa 3:26-27. See ABNER.