A helpful article comes from the Eaton’s Bible dictionary regarding Abigal (this article is given below).
— father (i.e., “leader”) of the dance, or “of joy.” (1.) The sister of David, and wife of Jether an Ishmaelite (1 Chron 2:16,17). She was the mother of Amasa (2 Sam 17:25).
(2.) The wife of the churlish Nabal, who dwelt in the district of Carmel (1 Sam 25:3). She showed great prudence and delicate management at a critical period of her husband’s life. She was “a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance.” After Nabal’s death she became the wife of David (1 Sam 25:14-42), and was his companion in all his future fortunes (1 Sam 27:3; 30:5; 2 Sam 2:2). By her David had a son called Chileab (2 Sam 3:3), elsewhere called Daniel (1 Chron 3:1).
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