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Lexicon :: Strong's H74 - 'aḇnēr

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

אַבְנֵר ʼAbnêr, ab-nare'; or (fully) אֲבִינֵר ʼĂbîynêr ; from H1 and H5216; father of light (i.e. enlightening); Abner, an Israelite:—Abner.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 63x

The KJV translates Strong's H74 in the following manner: Abner (63x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 63x
The KJV translates Strong's H74 in the following manner: Abner (63x).
  1. Abner = "my father is a lamp"

    1. Saul's cousin and army captain, treacherously slain by Joab

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אַבְנֵר ʼAbnêr, ab-nare'; or (fully) אֲבִינֵר ʼĂbîynêr ; from H1 and H5216; father of light (i.e. enlightening); Abner, an Israelite:—Abner.
STRONGS H74: Abbreviations
אֲבִינֵר proper name, masculine (my father is Nêr, or is a lamp compare 2 Samuel 21:17; accusative to LagBN 75 = אֲבֶן (= בֶּן) + נֵר = son of Ner; compare Greek Version of the LXX Ἀβεννηρ) — so only 1 Samuel 14:50, elsewhere אַבְנֵר — cousin of Saul, and captain of his host 1 Samuel 14:50, 51; 1 Samuel 17:55 (3 times in verse) + 52 times 1 & 2 Samuel; + 1 Kings 2:5, 32; 1 Chronicles 26:28; 1 Chronicles 27:21.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

14:50; 14:50; 14:51; 17:55

2 Samuel


1 Kings

2:5; 2:32

1 Chronicles

26:28; 27:21


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H74 matches the Hebrew אַבְנֵר ('aḇnēr),
which occurs 63 times in 53 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (1Sa 14:50–1Ki 2:5)

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:50 - And the name of Saul’s wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz. And the name of the commander of his army was Abner H74 the son of Ner, Saul’s uncle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:51 - And Kish was the father of Saul, and Ner the father of Abner H74 was the son of Abiel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:55 -

Now when Saul saw David going out to meet the Philistine, he said to Abner H74 the commander of the army, “Abner H74, whose son is this young man?” And Abner H74 said, “By your life, O king, I do not know.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:57 - So when David returned from striking down the Philistine, Abner H74 took him and brought him before Saul with the Philistine’s head in his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:25 - And the king sat on his seat as usual, the seat by the wall; then Jonathan rose up, and Abner H74 sat down by Saul’s side, but David’s place was missing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:5 - David then arose and came to the place where Saul had camped. And David saw the place where Saul lay, as well as Abner H74 the son of Ner, the commander of his army; and Saul was lying in the circle of the camp, and the people were camped around him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:7 - So David and Abishai came to the people by night, and behold, Saul lay sleeping inside the circle of the camp with his spear stuck in the ground at his head; and Abner H74 and the people were lying around him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:14 - And David called to the people and to Abner H74 the son of Ner, saying, “Will you not answer, Abner H74?” Then Abner H74 answered and said, “Who are you who calls to the king?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:15 - So David said to Abner H74, “Are you not a man? And who is like you in Israel? Why then have you not guarded your lord the king? For one of the people came to destroy the king your lord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:8 -

Now Abner H74 the son of Ner, commander of Saul’s army, had taken [fn]Ish-bosheth the son of Saul and brought him over to Mahanaim.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:12 -

Now Abner H74 the son of Ner, went out from Mahanaim to Gibeon with the servants of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:14 - Then Abner H74 said to Joab, “Now let the young men arise and [fn]hold a contest before us.” And Joab said, “Let them arise.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:17 - And that day the battle was very severe, and Abner H74 and the men of Israel were [fn]defeated before the servants of David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:19 - And Asahel pursued Abner H74 and did not [fn]turn to the right or to the left from following Abner H74.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:20 - Then Abner H74 turned to look behind him and said, “Is that you, Asahel?” And he answered, “It is I.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:21 - So Abner H74 said to him, “[fn]Turn to your right or to your left, and seize one of the young men for yourself, and take for yourself his spoil.” But Asahel was not willing to turn aside from following him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:22 - And Abner H74 repeated again to Asahel, “Turn [fn]aside from following me. Why should I strike you to the ground? How then could I lift up my face to your brother Joab?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:23 - However, he refused to turn aside; therefore Abner H74 struck him in the belly with the butt end of the spear, so that the spear came out at his back. And he fell there and died on the spot. And it happened that all who came to the place where Asahel had fallen and died, stood still.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:24 -

But Joab and Abishai pursued Abner H74. Now the sun was going down, and they came to the hill of Ammah, which is in front of Giah by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:25 - And the sons of Benjamin gathered together behind Abner H74 and became one band, and they stood on the top of a certain hill.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:26 - Then Abner H74 called to Joab and said, “Shall the sword devour forever? Do you not know that it will be bitter in the end? How long will you [fn]refrain from telling the people to turn back from following their brothers?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:29 - But Abner H74 and his men then went through the Arabah all that night; so they crossed the Jordan, walked all morning, and came to Mahanaim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:30 -

Now Joab returned from following Abner H74. And he had gathered all the people together, and [fn]nineteen of David’s servants besides Asahel were missing.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:31 - But the servants of David had struck down many of Benjamin and Abner’s H74 men, so that 360 men died.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:6 -

Now it happened, while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David that Abner H74 was making himself strong in the house of Saul.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:7 - Now Saul had a concubine whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah; and [fn]Ish-bosheth said to Abner H74, “Why have you gone in to my father’s concubine?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:8 - Then Abner H74 was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, “Am I a dog’s head that belongs to Judah? Today I show lovingkindness to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hands of David; and yet today you charge me with a guilt concerning the woman.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:9 - “May God do so to Abner H74, and more also, if as Yahweh has sworn to David, I do not do this for him,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:11 - And he could no longer respond a word to Abner H74, because he was afraid of him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:12 -

Then Abner H74 sent messengers to David in his place, saying, “Whose is the land? Cut your covenant with me, and behold, my hand shall be with you to turn all Israel over to you.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:16 - But her husband went with her, weeping as he went, and followed her as far as Bahurim. Then Abner H74 said to him, “Go, return.” So he returned.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:17 -

Now Abner H74 had [fn]consultation with the elders of Israel, saying, “In times past you were seeking for David to be king over you.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:19 - Abner H74 also spoke in the hearing of Benjamin; and in addition Abner H74 went to speak in the hearing of David in Hebron all that was good in the sight of Israel and in the sight of the whole house of Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:20 -

Then Abner H74 and twenty men with him came to David at Hebron. And David made a feast for Abner H74 and the men who were with him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:21 - And Abner H74 said to David, “Let me arise and go and gather all Israel to my lord the king, that they may cut a covenant with you, and that you may be king over all that your soul desires.” So David sent Abner H74 away, and he went in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:22 -

And behold, the servants of David and Joab came from a raid and brought much spoil with them; but Abner H74 was not with David in Hebron, for he had sent him away, and he had gone in peace.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:23 - Now Joab and all the army that was with him arrived, and they told Joab, saying, “Abner H74 the son of Ner came to the king, and he has sent him away, and he has gone in peace.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:24 - Then Joab came to the king and said, “What have you done? Behold, Abner H74 came to you; why then have you sent him away and he is already gone?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:25 - “You know Abner H74 the son of Ner, that he came to deceive you and to know of your going out and your coming in and to know all that you are doing.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:26 -

Then Joab came out from David and sent messengers after Abner H74, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David did not know it.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:27 - So when Abner H74 returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the middle of the gate to speak with him privately, and there he struck him in the belly so that he died on account of the blood of Asahel his brother.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:28 - Afterward David heard it, so he said, “I and my kingdom are innocent before Yahweh forever of the blood of Abner H74 the son of Ner.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:30 - So Joab and Abishai his brother killed Abner H74 because he had put their brother Asahel to death in the battle at Gibeon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:31 -

Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, “Tear your clothes and gird on sackcloth and lament before Abner H74.” And King David walked behind the bier.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:32 - Thus they buried Abner H74 in Hebron; and the king lifted up his voice and wept at the grave of Abner H74, and all the people wept.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:33 - And the king chanted a lament for Abner H74 and said,

“Should Abner H74 die as a wicked fool dies?

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:37 - So all the people and all Israel knew that day that it had not been the will of the king to put Abner H74 the son of Ner to death.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:1 -

Then [fn]Ish-bosheth, Saul’s son heard that Abner H74 had died in Hebron. And [fn]he lost courage, and all Israel was dismayed.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:12 - Then David commanded the young men, and they killed them and cut off their hands and feet and hung them up beside the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-bosheth and buried it in the grave of Abner H74 in Hebron.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:5 -

“Now you also know what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, what he did to the two commanders of the armies of Israel, to Abner H74 the son of Ner, and to Amasa the son of Jether, whom he killed; he also [fn]shed the blood of war in peace. And he put the blood of war on his belt [fn]about his [fn]waist, and on his sandals [fn]on his feet.

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