- A loyal soldier in David's band who had to be restrained from killing Saul when he was resting from the pursuit of his young rival (1 Sam. 26:9). Abishai was later implicated with Joab (2 Sam. 3:30) in the tit-for-tat murder of Abner, who had killed their brother Asahel (2 Sam. 2:23); the biblical text claims that David had no part in this act of vengeance (2 Sam. 3:37).
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