Abigail (The Wives of King David, #2) by Jill Eileen SmithAbigails hopes and dreams for the future are wrapped up in her handsome, dark-eyed betrothed, Nabal. But when the long-awaited wedding day arrives, her drunken groom behaves shamefully. Nevertheless, Abigail tries to honor and respect her husband despite his abuse of her.
Meanwhile, Abigails family has joined Davids wandering tribe as he and his people keep traveling to avoid the dangerous Saul. When Nabal suddenly dies, Abigail is free to move on with her life, and thanks to her brother, her new life includes a new husband--David. The dangers of tribal life on the run are serious, but there are other dangers in young Abigails mind. How can David lead his people effectively when he goes against God? And how can Abigail share Davids love with the other wives he insists on marrying?
Jill Eileen Smith, bestselling author of Michal, draws on Scripture, historical research, and her imagination as she fills in the blanks to unveil the story of Abigail and David in rich detail and drama. The result is a riveting page-turner that will keep readers looking forward to the next book in this trilogy.
David And Abigail I Old Testament I Animated Bible Story For Children - Holy Tales Bible Stories
The story of Abigail and David ranks almost as exciting and deceitful as that of David and his most famous wife , Bathsheba. The wife of a rich man when she met David, Abigail possessed beauty, intelligence, political shrewdness, and material wealth that helped David at a critical moment when he could have thrown away his chance at success. When Abigail and David encounter one another in 1 Samuel 25, David is on the run from King Saul , who has rightly discerned that David is a threat to his throne. This makes David an outlaw, camping out in the wilderness while trying to build up some following among the people. In contrast, Abigail lived in Carmel in the north of Israel as the wife of a rich man named Nabal. Her marriage gave her considerable social standing, judging by the fact that she had five maidservants 1 Samuel However, Abigail's husband is described in scripture as "a hard man and an evildoer," making us wonder why such a paragon of virtue as Abigail would have married him in the first place.
Reflect on Scripture and learn a Hebrew word each day for the next two-weeks with this free devotional, Holy Land Moments! Scripture References — 1 Samuel ; 2 Samuel The three conspicuous characters in the story of one of the loveliest females in the Bible are Nabal, Abigail and David. Churlish means, a bear of man, harsh, rude and brutal. Destitute of the finer qualities his wife possessed, he was likewise avaricious and selfish. Rich and increased with goods and gold, he thought only of his possessions and could be classed among those of whom it has been written—. Nabal was also a drunken wretch, as well as being unmanageable and stubborn and ill-tempered.
What does the Bible say about? Now Samuel died. And all Israel assembled and mourned for him, and they buried him in his house at Ramah. Then David rose and went down to the wilderness of Paran. And there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel.
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Abigail - Women of the Old Testament
Used with permission of the artist. All rights reserved. Abigail is an interesting woman who we meet in 1 Samuel chapter Like several women in the Old Testament, Abigail is described as beautiful. Nabal had not taken due notice of David and his men who had been protecting his shepherds. When his camp started to run out of food, David sent ten messengers to Nabal.