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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 the wife of Saul is Ahinoam, daughter of Ahimaaz; and the name of the head of his host is Abner son of Ner, uncle of Saul;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:51 - and Kish is father of Saul, and Ner father of Abner is son of Ahiel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:55 - And when Saul seeth David going out to meet the Philistine, he hath said unto Abner, head of the host, 'Whose son is this -- the youth, Abner?' and Abner saith, 'Thy soul liveth, O king, I have not known.'
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:57 - And when David turneth back from smiting the Philistine, then Abner taketh him and bringeth him in before Saul, and the head of the Philistine in his hand;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:25 - and the king sitteth on his seat, as time by time, on a seat by the wall, and Jonathan riseth, and Abner sitteth at the side of Saul, and David's place is looked after.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:5 - and David riseth, and cometh in unto the place where Saul hath encamped, and David seeth the place where Saul hath lain, and Abner son of Ner, head of his host, and Saul is lying in the path, and the people are encamping round about him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:7 - And David cometh -- and Abishai -- unto the people by night, and lo, Saul is lying sleeping in the path, and his spear struck into the earth at his pillow, and abner and the people are lying round about him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:14 - and David calleth unto the people, and unto Abner son of Ner, saying, 'Dost thou not answer, Abner?' and Abner answereth and saith, 'Who art thou who hast called unto the king?'
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:15 - And David saith unto Abner, 'Art not thou a man? and who is like thee in Israel? but why hast thou not watched over thy lord the king? for one of the people had come in to destroy the king, thy lord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:8 - And Abner, son of Ner, head of the host which Saul hath, hath taken Ish-Bosheth, son of Saul, and causeth him to pass over to Mahanaim,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:12 - And Abner son of Ner goeth out, and servants of Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, from Mahanaim to Gibeon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:14 - And Abner saith unto Joab, 'Let the youths rise, I pray thee, and they play before us;' and Joab saith, 'Let them rise.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:17 - and the battle is very hard on that day, and Abner is smitten, and the men of Israel, before the servants of David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:19 - And Asahel pursueth after Abner, and hath not turned aside to go to the right or to the left, from after Abner.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:20 - And Abner looketh behind him, and saith, 'Art thou he -- Asahel?' and he saith, 'I am.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:21 - And Abner saith to him, 'Turn thee aside to thy right hand or to thy left, and seize for thee one of the youths, and take to thee his armour;' and Asahel hath not been willing to turn aside from after him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:22 - And Abner addeth again, saying unto Asahel, 'Turn thee aside from after me, why do I smite thee to the earth? and how do I lift up my face unto Joab thy brother?'
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:23 - And he refuseth to turn aside, and Abner smiteth him with the hinder part of the spear unto the fifth rib, and the spear cometh out from behind him, and he falleth there, and dieth under it; and it cometh to pass, every one who hath come unto the place where Asahel hath fallen and dieth -- they stand still.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:24 - And Joab and Abishai pursue after Abner, and the sun hath gone in, and they have come in unto the height of Ammah, which is on the front of Giah, the way of the wilderness of Gibeon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:25 - And the sons of Benjamin gather themselves together after Abner, and become one troop, and stand on the top of a certain height,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:26 - and Abner calleth unto Joab, and saith, 'For ever doth the sword consume? hast thou not known that it is bitterness in the latter end? and till when dost thou not say to the people to turn back from after their brethren?'
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:29 - And Abner and his men have gone through the plain all that night, and pass over the Jordan, and go on through all Bithron, and come in to Mahanaim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:30 - And Joab hath turned back from after Abner, and gathereth all the people, and there are lacking of the servants of David nineteen men, and Asahel;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:31 - and the servants of David have smitten of Benjamin, even among the men of Abner, three hundred and sixty men -- they died.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:6 - And it cometh to pass, in the war being between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner hath been strengthening himself in the house of Saul,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:7 - and Saul hath a concubine, and her name is Rizpah daughter of Aiah, and Ish-Bosheth saith unto Abner, 'Wherefore hast thou gone in unto the concubine of my father?'
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:8 - And it is displeasing to Abner exceedingly, because of the words of Ish-Bosheth, and he saith, 'The head of a dog am I -- that in reference to Judah to-day I do kindness with the house of Saul thy father, unto his brethren, and unto his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David -- that thou chargest against me iniquity concerning the woman to-day?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:9 - thus doth God to Abner, and thus He doth add to him, surely as Jehovah hath sworn to David -- surely so I do to him:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:11 - And he is not able any more to turn back Abner a word, because of his fearing him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:12 - And Abner sendeth messengers unto David for himself, saying, 'Whose is the land?' saying, 'Make thy covenant with me, and lo, my hand is with thee, to bring round unto thee all Israel.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:16 - and her husband goeth with her, going on and weeping behind her, unto Bahurim, and Abner saith unto him, 'Go, turn back;' and he turneth back.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:17 - And the word of Abner was with the elders of Israel, saying, 'Heretofore ye have been seeking David for king over you,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:19 - And Abner speaketh also in the ears of Benjamin, and Abner goeth also to speak in the ears of David in Hebron all that is good in the eyes of Israel, and in the eyes of all the house of Benjamin,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:20 - and Abner cometh in unto David, to Hebron, and with him twenty men, and David maketh for Abner, and for the men who are with him, a banquet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:21 - And Abner saith unto David, 'I arise, and go, and gather unto my lord the king the whole of Israel, and they make with thee a covenant, and thou hast reigned over all that thy soul desireth;' and David sendeth away Abner, and he goeth in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:22 - And lo, the servants of David, and Joab, have come from the troop, and much spoil have brought with them, and Abner is not with David in Hebron, for he hath sent him away, and he goeth in peace;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:23 - and Joab and all the host that is with him have come, and they declare to Joab, saying, 'Abner son of Ner hath come unto the king, and he sendeth him away, and he goeth in peace.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:24 - And Joab cometh unto the king, and saith, 'What hast thou done? lo, Abner hath come unto thee! why is this -- thou hast sent him away, and he is really gone?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:25 - Thou hast known Abner son of Ner, that to deceive thee he came, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that thou art doing.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:26 - And Joab goeth out from David, and sendeth messengers after Abner, and they bring him back from the well of Sirah, and David knew not.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:27 - And Abner turneth back to Hebron, and Joab turneth him aside unto the midst of the gate to speak with him quietly, and smiteth him there in the fifth rib -- and he dieth -- for the blood of Asahel his brother.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:28 - And David heareth afterwards and saith, 'Acquitted am I, and my kingdom, by Jehovah, unto the age, from the blood of Abner son of Ner;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:30 - And Joab and Abishai his brother slew Abner because that he put to death Asahel their brother, in Gibeon, in battle.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:31 - And David saith unto Joab, and unto all the people who are with him, 'Rend your garments, and gird on sackcloth, and mourn before Abner;' and king David is going after the bier.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:32 - And they bury Abner in Hebron, and the king lifteth up his voice, and weepeth at the grave of Abner, and all the people weep;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:33 - and the king lamenteth for Abner, and saith: -- 'As the death of a fool doth Abner die?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:37 - and all the people know, even all Israel, in that day, that it hath not been from the king -- to put to death Abner son of Ner.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:1 - And the son of Saul heareth that Abner is dead in Hebron, and his hands are feeble, and all Israel have been troubled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:12 - And David commandeth the young men, and they slay them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hang them over the pool in Hebron, and the head of Ish-Bosheth they have taken, and bury it in the burying-place of Abner in Hebron.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:5 - 'And also, thou hast known that which he did to me -- Joab son of Zeruiah -- that which he did to two heads of the hosts of Israel, to Abner son of Ner, and to Amasa son of Jether -- that he slayeth them, and maketh the blood of war in peace, and putteth the blood of war in his girdle, that is on his loins, and in his sandals that are on his feet;

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