Character Study on Asahel

Character Study on Asahel

2 Samuel 2: And there were three sons of Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel: and Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roe.
2 Samuel 2: And Asahel pursued after Abner; and in going he turned not to the right hand nor to the left from following Abner.
2 Samuel 2: Then Abner looked behind him, and said, Art thou Asahel? And he answered, I am.
2 Samuel 2: And Abner said to him, Turn thee aside to thy right hand or to thy left, and lay thee hold on one of the young men, and take thee his armour. But Asahel would not turn aside from following of him.
2 Samuel 2: And Abner said again to Asahel, Turn thee aside from following me: wherefore should I smite thee to the ground? how then should I hold up my face to Joab thy brother?
2 Samuel 2: Howbeit he refused to turn aside: wherefore Abner with the hinder end of the spear smote him under the fifth rib, that the spear came out behind him; and he fell down there, and died in the same place: and it came to pass, that as many as came to the place where Asahel fell down and died stood still.
2 Samuel 2: And Joab returned from following Abner: and when he had gathered all the people together, there lacked of David's servants nineteen men and Asahel.
2 Samuel 2: And they took up Asahel, and buried him in the sepulchre of his father, which was in Bethlehem. And Joab and his men went all night, and they came to Hebron at break of day.
2 Samuel 3: And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.
2 Samuel 3: So Joab and Abishai his brother slew Abner, because he had slain their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.
2 Samuel 23: Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
1 Chronicles 2: Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.
1 Chronicles 11: Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
1 Chronicles 27: The fourth captain for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
2 Chronicles 17: And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests.
2 Chronicles 31: And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, and Asahel, and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and Eliel, and Ismachiah, and Mahath, and Benaiah, were overseers under the hand of Cononiah and Shimei his brother, at the commandment of Hezekiah the king, and Azariah the ruler of the house of God.
Ezra 10: Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahaziah the son of Tikvah were employed about this matter: and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Asahel
Made by God, the youngest son of Zeruiah, David's sister. He was celebrated for his swiftness of foot. When fighting against Ish-bosheth at Gibeon, in the army of his brother Joab, he was put to death by Abner, whom he pursued from the field of battle (2 Samuel 2:18,19 ). He is mentioned among David's thirty mighty men (2 Samuel 23:24 ; 1 Chronicles 11:26 ). Others of the same name are mentioned (2 Chronicles 17:8 ; 31:13 ; Ezra 10:15 ).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Asahel
("made by God".)

1. David's nephew, youngest son of Zeruiah, David's sister; brother of Joab and Abishai. Swift on foot, he pursued Abner after Ishbosheth's army was defeated at Gibeon, in spite of Abner's warning, and was pierced with the hinder end of his spear (2 Samuel 2). (See ABNER.)

2. Three others (2 Chronicles 17:8; 2 Chronicles 31:18; Ezra 10:15).

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Asahel
Son of David's sister Zeruiah, and brother of Joab; one of David's thirty heroes, and extremely swift of foot; killed by Abner, at the battle of Gibeon, 2 Samuel 2:18,23 .

Holman Bible Dictionary - Asahel
(ass' uh hehl) Personal name meaning “God acted” or “God made.” 1. Brother of Joab and Abishai, David's nephew (2 Samuel 2:18 ). He was a commander in David's army (2 Samuel 23:24 ). He was a fleet-footed individual who pursued Abner as the latter fled following his defeat at Gibeon. Unable to dissuade Asahel from pursuing him, Abner slew him. That act led at last to the murder of Abner by Asahel's brother Joab (2 Samuel 3:27-30 ).

2. A Levite during the reign of Jehoshaphat, Asa's son. Asahel was sent out along with several princes, other Levites, and priests to teach the people of Judah the book of the law of God (2 Chronicles 17:8 ). 3 . A Levite under Hezekiah, the king of Judah following Ahaz. Asahel, along with ten others, assisted the chief officers in charge of contributions, tithes, and dedicated objects. Asahel's title was that of overseer. 4. The father of Jonathan who along with Jahaziah opposed Ezra's direction for the men of Judah to separate themselves from the foreign wives they had married. Ezra indicated they had sinned in marrying foreign women (Ezra 10:15 ).



Morrish Bible Dictionary - Asahel
1. Nephew of David, being son of his sister Zeruiah; he was a valiant man and one of David's captains; was slain by Abner while pursuing him. 2 Samuel 2:18-32 ; 2 Samuel 3:27,30 ; 1 Chronicles 11:26 ; 1 Chronicles 27:7 .

2. Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to teach the law in the cities of Judah. 2 Chronicles 17:8 .

3. Levite in Hezekiah's time, an overseer of tithes, etc. 2 Chronicles 31:13 .

4. Father of Jonathan who returned from exile. Ezra 10:15 .

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Asahel
ASAHEL . 1 . The youngest son of Zeruiah, David’s sister, and the brother of Joab and Abishai. He was famous for his swiftness of foot, a much valued gift in ancient times. He was one of David’s thirty heroes, probably the third of the second three ( 2 Samuel 23:24 ). He was also commander of a division in David’s army ( 1 Chronicles 27:7 ). He was slain by Ahner ( 2 Samuel 2:18-23 ). 2 . A Levite, who taught the people in the reign of Jehoshaphat ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 ). 3 . A subordinate collector of offerings and tithes in the reign of Hezekiah ( 2 Chronicles 31:18 ). 4 . Father of Jonathan, who opposed Ezra’s action in connexion with the divorce of foreign wives ( Ezra 10:16 ).

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Asahel
Creature of God
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Asahel
the son of Zeruiah, and brother of Joab. He was killed by Abner, in the battle of Gibeon, 2 Samuel 2:18-19 , while he obstinately persisted in the pursuit of that general. To revenge his death, his brother Joab, some years after, treacherously killed Abner, who had come to wait on David at Hebron, in order to procure him to be acknowledged king by all Israel, 2 Samuel 3:26-27 . See ABNER .

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Asahel
Asahel (â'sa-hĕl, or ăs'a-hĕl), whom God made. 1. The nephew of David, son of his sister Zeruiah, and brother of Joab and Abishai. He was fleet of foot, and pursued Abner so keenly after a skirmish, that that warrior was reluctantly compelled, in self-defence, to Mil him. 2 Samuel 2:18-32; 2 Samuel 3:27; 2 Samuel 3:30; 2 Samuel 23:24; 1 Chronicles 11:26; 1 Chronicles 27:7. 2. A Levite. 2 Chronicles 17:8. 3. Another Levite. 2 Chronicles 31:13. 4. Father of a person employed with Ezra. Ezra 10:15.

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Zeruiah - Sister of David, and mother of his famous generals, Joab, Abishai, and Asahel, 1 Chronicles 2:16
Azael - Father of one of the commission appointed to investigate the foreign marriages ( 1E Esther 9:14 ); same as Asahel No
Zeru'Iah - (balsam ), the mother of the three leading heroes of David's army --Abishai, Joah and Asahel-- known as the "sons of Zeruiah
Asahel - Unable to dissuade Asahel from pursuing him, Abner slew him. That act led at last to the murder of Abner by Asahel's brother Joab (2 Samuel 3:27-30 ). Asahel was sent out along with several princes, other Levites, and priests to teach the people of Judah the book of the law of God (2 Chronicles 17:8 ). Asahel, along with ten others, assisted the chief officers in charge of contributions, tithes, and dedicated objects. Asahel's title was that of overseer
Zeruiah - Stricken of the Lord, David's sister, and the mother of Abishai, Joab, and Asahel (1 Chronicles 2:16 ), who were the three leading heroes of David's army, and being his nephews, they were admitted to the closest companionship with him
Giah - ” Place where David's general Joab confronted Abner, Saul's general, after Abner killed Joab's brother Asahel (2 Samuel 2:24 )
Sirah - ” A well (“cistern of Sirah” NRSV) where Joab and Abishai murdered Abner for killing their brother Asahel (2 Samuel 3:26-30 )
Bithron - Abner killed Asahel
Zeruiah - ” Mother of three of David's generals, Joab, Abishai, and Asahel (2 Samuel 2:18 )
Zeruiah - Zeruiah had three sons, Joab, Abishai, and Asahel, the leaders of David's army; but it is not stated who was her husband
Yoav - (9th century BCE) Nephew of King David and general of his armies, brother of warriors Abishai, and Asahel
Joab ben zeruiah - (9th century BCE) Nephew of King David and general of his armies, brother of warriors Abishai, and Asahel
Zebadiah -
A son of Asahel, Joab's brother (1 Chronicles 27:7 )
Joab - was the son of Zeruiah, David's sister, and brother to Abishai and Asahel
Zeruiah - Mother of Abishai (called so from Ishai = Jesse), Joab, and Asahel, "the sons of Zeruiah"; sister of Abigail and of the sons of Jesse (1 Chronicles 2:13-17)
Asahel - Asahel (â'sa-hĕl, or ăs'a-hĕl), whom God made
Abner - He was, however, treacherously slain by Joab, either to revenge the death of Asahel, Joab's brother, who Abner had formerly killed, or more probably from jealousy
Zebadiah - Son of Asahel, the brother of Joab
Asahel - Asahel
Abishai - With his brothers Joab and Asahel, Abishai joined David during David’s flight from Saul
Abner - In this engagement he killed, in self-defence, Asahel, the brother of Joab and Abishai. He then undertook to procure David's recognition throughout Israel; but after leaving his presence for the purpose was enticed back by Joab, and treacherously murdered by him and his brother Abishai, at the gate of the city, ostensibly in retaliation for the death of Asahel; really, we may suppose, through jealousy, as he would have at least rivalled Joab in position
Abishai - A son of Zeruiah, David's sister, brother of Joab and Asahel, one of the bravest of David's mighty men, 1 Chronicles 2:16 , and always faithful to his royal uncle
Zeruiah - The mother of David’s officers Abishai, Joab, and Asahel, who are always referred to as ‘sons of Zerulah
Abisha'i, - (father of a gift ), The eldest of the three sons of Zeruiah, David's sister, and brother to Joab and Asahel
Joab - Son of Zeruiah, David's sister, and brother of Abishai and Asahel, was the commander of David's army during almost the whole of his reign, 2 Samuel 5:6-10
Abishai - He was the brother of Joab and Asahel (2 Samuel 2:18 ; 1 Chronicles 2:16 )
Abishai - His brothers were Joab and Asahel ( 2 Samuel 2:18 )
Zebadiah - Son of Asahel, Joab's brother (1 Chronicles 27:7)
Abishai - Abishai (a-bĭsh'a-î or a-bĭ-shâ'i), father of a gift, eldest son of Zeruiah, David's sister, brother of Joab and Asahel, one of the bravest of David's "mighty men," 1 Chronicles 2:16, always faithful to his royal uncle, and usually a personal attendant
Jesse - (On his removal to Moab in David's flight from Saul see DAVID, also see ABIGAIL on Jesse's connection with her and Joab, Abishai and Asahel, and Zeruiah
Abner - In one of the conflicts between the two houses Abner was overcome, and Asahel, Joab's brother, 'light of foot as a wild roe,' pursued Abner. He sent messengers for Abner's return, and then, under the pretence of privately communing with him, smote him, professedly to avenge the death of his brother Asahel
Zabad - descendant, just as Joab, Abishai, and Asahel, are called from the mother's side sons of Zeruiah, who married a foreigner
Abishai - ) Nephew of David by his sister Zeruiah; brother of Joab and Asahel
Hart - In 2 Samuel 1:19 , Saul is denominated "the roe of Israel;" and in the eighteenth verse of the ensuing chapter, we are told that "Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roe:" a phraseology perfectly synonymous with the epithet swift-footed, which Homer has so frequently bestowed upon his hero Achilles
ab'Ner - He then undertook to procure his recognition throughout Israel; but after leaving his presence for the purpose was enticed back by Joab, and treacherously murdered by him and his brother Abishai, at the gate of the city, partly, no doubt, from fear lest so distinguished a convert to their cause should gain too high a place in David's favor, but ostensibly in retaliation for the death of Asahel
Abner - Abner himself was hotly pursued by Asahel, whom he killed by a back stroke of his spear. On his own authority he sent a messenger to invite him back, to have some farther communication with the king; and when Abner was come into Joab's presence, the latter, partly from jealousy lest Abner might become his superior, and partly to revenge his brother Asahel's death, mortally stabbed him in the act of salutation
Abner - Abner, escaping from the field, was overtaken by Asahel, who was "light of foot as a wild roe," the brother of Joab and Abishai, whom he thrust through with a back stroke of his spear (2Samuel 2:18-32)
Joab - His two brothers were Abishai and Asahel, the swift of foot, who was killed by Abner (2 Samuel 2:13-32 ), whom Joab afterwards treacherously murdered (3:22-27)
Abner - At Gibeon Abner's army was beaten by Joab's; and in fleeing Abner, having tried to deter Asahel, Joab's brother, from following him (since Abner shrank from a blood feud with Joab), but in vain, was at last constrained in self defense to slay him (2 Samuel 2). But Joab, by a message, brought him back from the well of Sirah, and, taking him aside to speak peaceably, murdered him, Abishai also being an accomplice, for the blood of Asahel (Numbers 35:19; 2 Samuel 3:30; 2 Samuel 3:39), and on Joab's part also, as appears likely from Amasa's case, from fear of Abner's becoming a rival in the chief command (2 Samuel 20:4-10)
jo'ab - Abner slew in battle Asahel, the youngest brother of Joab; and when David afterward received Abner into favor, Joab treacherously murdered him
Ahimaaz - Compare as to Asahel 2 Samuel 2:18; Elijah, 1 Kings 18:46
Bethlehem - Here Asahel was huried ( 2 Samuel 2:32 ), and hence came Elhanan, one of the mighty men ( 2 Samuel 23:24 ; cf
Joab - He treacherously slew Abner in cold blood, avowedly because Abner had killed Asahel, Joab's brother; but the latter had been slain in battle
Jon'Athan, - (Ezra 8:6 ) ... A priest, the son of Asahel, in the time of Ezra
Jonathan - Son of Asahel who supported foreign marriages in time of Ezra (Ezra 10:15 ; 1 Esdras 9:14 )
Bethlehem - ... Other Old Testament references to the village include the mention of a Philistine garrison being there during David's early kingship (2 Samuel 23:14 ), Elhanan's home (2 Samuel 23:24 ), the burial place of Asahel (2 Samuel 2:32 ), and a fort of Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:6 )
Jonathan - Son of Asahel: he superintended the separation of the Jews from their strange wives
Samuel, Second Book of - Abner, taking affront at the rebuke of Ish-bosheth concerning Rizpah, Saul's concubine, revolted to David; but as he had previously killed Asahel, Joab's brother, in one of the wars, Joab treacherously slew him, doubtless as much out of jealousy as to avenge the death of his brother
Light - Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roe
Joab - Up to Abner's involuntary slaughter of the fleet-footed Asahel, Abner's relations with Joab had been not unkindly
Jacobus Baradaeus, Bishop of Edessa - Of the simplest mode of life, inured to hardship from his earliest years, tolerant of the extremities of hunger and fatigue, "a second Asahel for fleetness of foot" (Abulpharagius), fired with an unquenchable zeal for what he regarded as the true faith, with a dauntless courage that despised all dangers, James, in his tattered beggar's disguise, traversed on foot the whole of Asia Minor, Syria, Mesopotamia, and the adjacent provinces, even to the borders of Persia, everywhere ordaining bishops and clergy, by his exhortations or his encyclical letters encouraging his depressed co-religionists to courageously maintain their faith against the advocates of the two natures, and organizing them into a compact spiritual body
David - Jesse's wife, David's mother, is not named; but Nahash her former husband is the one by whom she had two daughters, David's half-sisters: Zeruiah, mother of Abishai, Joab and Asahel; and Abigail, mother of Amasa by Jether or Ithra (1 Chronicles 2:13-17; 2 Samuel 17:25). "... Like his nephew, Asahel, his feet were by his God made "like hinds' feet
David - Abner now sided with David, and sought to promote his advancement; but was treacherously put to death by Joab in revenge for his having slain his brother Asahel at Gibeon (3:22-39)