Edited by Frank W. Olive
Abihail [father of strength].
In the Hebrew text the h is a different letter in the name of the men and in that of the women. The difference is commonly attributed to an early misreading of the text.
1. A Levite of the family of Merari (Num. 3:35).
2. Wife of Abishur (1 Chron. 2:29).
3. A Gadite (1 Chron. 5:14).
4. Wife of king Rehoboam and a descendant of Eliab, David's brother (2 Chron. 11:18).
5. Father of queen Esther (Esth. 2:15).