Abishag


Abishag
   Father of (i.e., "given to") error, a young woman of Shunem, distinguished for her beauty. She was chosen to minister to David in his old age. She became his wife (1 Kings 1:3, 4, 15). After David's death Adonijah persuaded Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, to entreat the king to permit him to marry Abishag. Solomon suspected in this request an aspiration to the throne, and therefore caused him to be put to death (1 Kings 2:17-25).

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Abishag — f Biblical: name (possibly meaning ‘wise, educated’ in Hebrew) borne by a beautiful Shunammite virgin who was brought to the dying King David in a vain attempt to restore him to health and vigour. She was later used by David s son and successor… …   First names dictionary

  • Abishag — /ab euh shag /, n. a young maiden brought to David in his old age as a nurse and companion. I Kings 1:1 4. Also, Douay Bible, Abisag /ab i sag /. * * * …   Universalium

  • Abishag — (fl. 11th 10th cent, BCE)    Shunamite woman who ministered to David (I Kings 1:1 4) …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • abishag — A child born to a married man s mistress …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • Abishag — /ab euh shag /, n. a young maiden brought to David in his old age as a nurse and companion. I Kings 1:1 4. Also, Douay Bible, Abisag /ab i sag / …   Useful english dictionary

  • ABISHAG THE SHUNAMMITE — (Heb. אֲבִישַג; the (Divine) Father (?) ; meaning unknown; of shunem ), an unmarried girl who was chosen to serve as sōkhenet to King David. The term comes from a root skn, attend to, take care, and its noun forms can be applied to high officials …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ABISAC vel ABISHAG — ABISAC, vel ABISHAG Latine patris ignor antia, vel patris error, five pater apprehendens, vel Attingens, aut pater multiplicans, virgo adolescentula, quae calefaciebat regem Davidem, seniô, et frigiditate confectum 1 Reg. c. 1. v. 3 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Abisag — Abisag, ou Abishag (hb :אֲבִישַׁג ), jeune vierge originaire de Shounem, ville située au N. de Yizréel et du mont Guilboa, sur le territoire d’Issakar (Jos 19:17 23). “ Extrêmement belle ”, elle fut choisie par les serviteurs de David pour… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sunamite — Abisag Abisag, ou Abishag, jeune vierge originaire de Shounem, ville située au N. de Yizréel et du mont Guilboa, sur le territoire d’Issakar (Jos 19:17 23). “ Extrêmement belle ”, elle fut choisie par les serviteurs de David pour être la garde et …   Wikipédia en Français