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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 - 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 had seen David going out against 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 killing the Philistine, Abner H74 took him and brought him before Saul with the Philistine’s head in his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:25 - Now the king sat on his seat as usual, the seat by the wall; then Jonathan stood up and Abner H74 sat down by Saul’s side; but David’s place was empty.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:5 - David then set out and came to the place where Saul had camped. And David saw the place where Saul lay, and 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 replied, “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 [fn]kill the king your lord!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:8 - But 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 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 have the young men arise and hold a martial skills match in our presence.” And Joab said, “Have them arise!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:17 - That day the battle was very severe, and Abner H74 and the men of Israel were defeated [fn]by the servants of David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:19 - Asahel pursued Abner H74 and did not turn [fn]to the right or to the left from following Abner H74.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:20 - Then Abner H74 looked behind himself and said, “Is that you, Asahel?” And he said, “It is I!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:21 - So Abner H74 said to him, “Turn aside for your own good to your right or to your left, and take hold of one of the young men for yourself, and take for yourself his equipment.” But Asahel was unwilling to turn aside from following him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:22 - Then Abner H74 repeated again to Asahel, “Turn aside for your own good from following me. Why should I strike you to the ground? How then could I [fn]show my face to your brother Joab?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:23 - However, he refused to turn aside; so 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 thereafter to the place where Asahel had fallen and died, stood still.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:24 - But Joab and Abishai pursued Abner H74, and when the sun was going down, they came to the hill of Ammah, which is opposite Giah by way of the wilderness of Gibeon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:25 - And the sons of Benjamin gathered together behind Abner H74 and became one troop, and they stood on the top of a hill.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:26 - Then Abner H74 called to Joab and said, “Should the sword devour forever? Do you not realize that it will be bitter in the end? So how long will you [fn]refrain from telling the people to turn back from pursuing their kinsmen?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:29 - 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 - Then Joab returned from pursuing Abner H74; but he gathered all the people together, and [fn]nineteen of David’s servants were missing, besides Asahel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:31 - However, the servants of David had struck and killed many of Benjamin and Abner’s H74 men; 360 men were dead.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:6 - Now it happened that while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, Abner H74 was [fn]strengthening himself in the house of Saul.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:7 - And 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 became very angry over Ish-bosheth’s [fn]question and said, “Am I a dog’s head that belongs to Judah? Today I show kindness to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers and to his friends, and have not let you fall into the hands of David; yet today you call me to account for wrongdoing with [fn]that woman?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:9 - “May God do so to [fn]me H74, and more so, if as the LORD has sworn to David, I do not accomplish this for him:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:11 - And Ish-bosheth could no longer say a word in response to Abner H74, because he was afraid of him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:12 - Then Abner H74 sent messengers to David at his place, saying, “Whose is the land? Make your covenant with me, and behold, my hand shall be with you to bring all Israel over to you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:16 - And her husband went with her, weeping as he went, [fn]following 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 a [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 [fn]to Benjamin; and in addition Abner H74 went to speak [fn]to David in Hebron everything that seemed good to Israel and to the entire house of Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:20 - Then Abner H74 and twenty men with him came to David at Hebron. And David held a feast for Abner H74 and the men who were with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:21 - Abner H74 said to David, “Let me set out and go and gather all Israel to my lord the king, so that they may make a covenant with you, and that you may be king over all that your soul desires.” So David let Abner H74 go, and he went in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:22 - And behold, the servants of David and Joab came from a raid and brought a large amount of plunder with them; but Abner H74 was not with David in Hebron, since he had let him go, and he had gone in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:23 - When Joab and all the army that was with him arrived, they informed Joab, saying, “Abner H74 the son of Ner came to the king, and he has let him go on his way, 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 let him go, so that he is already gone?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:25 - “You know Abner H74 the son of Ner, that he came to gain your confidence, and to learn of your [fn]going out and coming in and to find out everything that you are doing.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:26 - When Joab left David’s presence, he sent messengers after Abner H74, and they brought him back from the well of Sirah; but David did not know about 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 his brother Asahel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:28 - Afterward, when David heard about this, he said, “I and my kingdom are innocent before the LORD forever of the blood of Abner H74 the son of Ner.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:30 - So Joab and his brother Abishai 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 put on sackcloth, and mourn before Abner H74.” And King David walked behind the bier.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:32 - And they buried Abner H74 in Hebron; and the king raised his voice and wept at the grave of Abner H74, and all the people wept.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:33 - And the king sang a song of mourning for Abner H74 and said,
“Should Abner H74 die as a fool dies?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:37 - So all the people and all Israel understood on that day that it had not been the desire of the king to put Abner H74 the son of Ner to death.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:1 - Now when [fn]Ish-bosheth, Saul’s son, heard that Abner H74 had died in Hebron, [fn]his courage failed, and all Israel was horrified.
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 yourself 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 that was on his waist, and on his sandals that were on his feet.

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