It is better for it not to make sense, for it to be random evil, than to try to force some sense out of it, to seek some comfort that can never comfort. No longer a child, not yet a woman, Abigail—compassionate, caring, committed, a friend of friends. She became the mother of one of David's sons, who is listed in the Book of Chronicles under the name Daniel, in the Masoretic Text of the Books of Samuel as Chileab, and in the Septuagint text of 2 Samuel 3:3 as Δαλουια, Dalouia. They had given up family. Abigail (Hebrew: אֲבִיגַיִל ‎, avigáyil, ’ǎḇîḡayil) was the wife of Nabal; she became a wife of the future King David after Nabal's death (1 Samuel 25). For more information on the name "Abigail", see. She leaves her home accompanied by her five maids, travels to David, and becomes his wife. Or perhaps she just wanted to get home quickly. The Light is there, but we must choose to turn and see Him. Phil and Heidi, her father and mother, were home writing a prayer letter to their friends in America who stand with them as they serve Yeshua (Jesus) in Israel. “They’re all fine,” Heidi said, and then she thought of Abigail who wasn’t yet home. Then the authorities called to say there were some unidentified people from the bombing and asked them to come to see if Abigail was one of them. Abigail was a smart, strong woman whose story is recorded in 1 Samuel 25 in the Bible. The light of her mother’s soul still burns brightly, but as a memory and a hope, not as the ever expanding glow of life and love Heidi expected. Why? Abigail returned to the house to find Nabal drunk. by Dr. Julie Barrier and more articles, devotionals and current events stories on Thanksgiving Going … Home. King David had a complicated family life with multiple wives and many children. But she was sure Abigail was fine. She is one of many prophetic women who God used for his purposes. You came to give your life to Israel, not to give your daughter’s life for Israel. Dissonance or resonance—a choice we are always making. That’s resonance with God. Trust. Just this. 1 Samuel 25:40-41 “And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife. Abigail told Nabal all that had taken place between her and David. Only one thing. Are you angry, focused on the hurt and injustice of your loss? Each of their children has an Israeli name, each studies in Hebrew, and each loves their adopted nation. Every time a new girl came into her class whom no one would accept, Abigail made the unwanted girl wanted in … Abigail quickly put together an impressive gift of food, loaded it on donkeys and headed out toward the oncoming troops. Think about the most painful losses in your life. 2 Samuel 20:4-12 Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the men of Judah within three days, and be thou here present…, Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular, Abigail -- 'my father is joy', two Israelite women, Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular, To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage, Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct, Jether -- Moses' father-in-law, also the name of several Israelites, Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular, OT History: 1 Chronicles 2:17 Abigail bore Amasa (1 Chron. Apart from the 1 Samuel passage above, we don’t find much about Abigail except a listing in Chronicles 3:1. What can you do? With mounting concern, they called hospitals, but there was no Abigail. Someday you will be … Home with Abigail. That’s all you can do. That’s dissonance with God. They love Israelis and they seek to reach them with the Gospel of Yeshua, the Name above all names. It was March 4, 2003, in Haifa, Israel, and school was over. No one knows why. As a character, Abigail is not very well developed and does not figure to any great extent in the stories of David outside of 1 Samuel 25. How that David was on his way with his renowned mighty men to destroy Nabal and his household. Gone. When Abigail returned home, her husband was holding a feast and was drunk. That wasn’t the deal you made with God. When Nabal sobered up the next morning, Abigail told him what she had done to appease David. And what had they gotten in return? The Israel Bible is the world’s first Tanakh (Bible) centered around the Land of Israel, the People of Israel, and the dynamic relationship between them. How are you responding to them? They had given up all that an education at MIT offered them. She waited until he was sober the next day. At the sight of David, Abigail “dismounted quickly from the donkey, fell on her face before David, and bowed down to the ground” (verse 23). The Abigail-like losses of life bring us to the greatest choice we ever face: dissonance or resonance with God. You will see her again, see her as the eternal woman she has become, and revel in your love for her for all eternity. And lie awake at night and pray and call out for the strength to keep on trusting, to honor Abigail, to raise your other four children, and maybe someday to find meaning in such a senseless act of terrorism. But what of Abigail? Abigail was David's second wife, after Saul's daughter, Michal, whom Saul later married to Palti, son of Laish when David went into hiding, and Ahinoam. The story of Abigail in the Bible is an interesting one for many reasons. They turned on the TV to watch the news and, when Abigail didn’t come home after a little while, they started calling her friends. A friend called to tell them there was a suicide bombing on a 33 bus and asked if their children were safe. 2 Samuel 17:25 And Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab: which Amasa was a man's son, whose name was Ithra an Israelite, that went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister to … Where was God on that 33 bus? Designed for both Jewish and non-Jewish readers alike, The Israel Bible offers a unique commentary that seeks to explain God’s focus on the Land of Israel alongside the original Hebrew text, transliteration of select Hebrew verses, and the New Jewish Publication Society translation.